By Stanley D Brunn
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Once Pinocchio became a real boy, he no longer had his puppet strings to guide him and, therefore, no authority to command his behaviour. Strange underlines the dilemma: If indeed we have now, not a system of global governance by any stretch of the imagination, but rather a ramshackle assembly of conflicting sources of authority, we too have Pinocchio’s problem. Where do allegiance, loyalty, and identity lie? Not always, evidently in the same direction. Sometimes with the government of a state.
Thus, the murder of six million Jews, like more recent ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Bosnia and Kosovo and genocide in Rwanda, were regarded by the global community as the acts of common criminals having no legitimate military objective. Since the Second World War, United Nations conventions— especially the Genocide Convention and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—and international and regional human rights tribunals have repeatedly reinforced the Nuremberg precedent. In May 1996 the first international criminal court since Nuremberg—the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia—was convened in The Copyright © 2004 Frank Cass & Co.
He alerts us to deception as a policy instrument, and not least the deception that it is only used against ‘old-fashioned states’ (Venezuela? ) of his master Blair, publicly the loud champion of international justice and the ‘ethical’ liberal internationalism which his adviser completely ignores. 18 The second ‘absence’ in his argument is in fact neo-liberalism (his case owes nothing to it), which raises the question of the relationship between it and his neo-conservatism. Historically, liberalism and conservatism were opposed ideologies, with freedom, prioritised by the former, in obvious contradiction with authority, prioritised by the latter.