Human rights

Thoughts on human rights

This article fleshes out some of the ideas in the introduction and would be a good one to read after that.

The Rwandan massacres

The massacres in Rwanda were an event that touched me deeply, and taught me much about the world.  Here are a couple of good summary articles about why the west should also learn from them.
Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men
Jane Addams

Command and control

Eric Schlosser

Part of my attraction to this book is that I enjoyed his previous bestseller Fast Food Nation so much.