|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Friday, March 12, 2004
Here, in a nutshell, is everything that is wrong with the United Nations:
All the UN's faults are on display: Insouciance, irrelevance, racism, stupidity. Also the UN is a democracy. A commonly cited fault of democracy is that the majority can vote to loot the minority; another is that a legislature imagines that it can determine the answer to any question by majority vote. Congratulations, UN Security Council; you're the 21st century analogue of the Indiana state house that in 1897 attempted to legislate the value of pi.
(Australian News link via Tim Blair.)