” I believe that in this new world that we live in, we often have a responsibility, you know, to actually go beyond the thou shalt nots – that is, the not harming others – and say we can help others and we should be helping others. “


” At the descriptive level, certainly, you would expect different cultures to develop different sorts of ethics and obviously they have, that doesn’t mean that you can’t think of overarching ethical principles you would want people to follow in all kinds of places. “


” Had Rumsfeld said at any time ‘get me a report on what’s going on’, he could have had it. You’re right, it depends on choices that we make, which parts of the world we want to be in immediate contact with. “


” I don’t think there’s much point in bemoaning the state of the world unless there’s some way you can think of to improve it. Otherwise, don’t bother writing a book, go and find a tropical island and lie in the sun. “


” In a situation where many national leaders do the same thing and look out for national interests, and with an issue like global warming, you’re likely to get no solution, so I think you have to have some kind of ethical trump on some of those issues. “


” In the sense that you’re not at the centre of power, like a president or prime minister of a major power, everyone is marginalised, my position doesn’t isn’t unique in that respect. I think there are different sorts of relevance in different contexts. “


” Then I think the sense of it being one community breaks down, but if you know instantly and respond within twenty-four hours, it’s a very different sort of situation. “



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I believe that in this new world that we live in, we often have a responsibility, you know, to actually go beyond the thou shalt nots - that is, the not harming others - and say we can help others and we should be helping others.
At the descriptive level, certainly, you would expect different cultures to develop different sorts of ethics and obviously they have, that doesn


Had Rumsfeld said at any time
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In a situation where many national leaders do the same thing and look out for national interests, and with an issue like global warming, you
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Then I think the sense of it being one community breaks down, but if you know instantly and respond within twenty-four hours, it
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