The Nowhere State

Richard Falk, recently retired as the United Nations Special Rapporteur for the mess in Israel-Palestine (latter not part of his title!), has written a summing up of recent efforts. Will not fit with everyone's views, but worth a read just to inform ourselves. "Why the Peace Talks Failed--And Should Not be Resumed."

He is also retired from Princeton, University of California, etc. Was Professor of International Law. A Wikepedia Bio.

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages.

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