For: My Catbird Seat
Richard Falk, author of Human Rights Horizons: The Pursuit of Justice in a Globalizing World, delivers a profound message that needs to be heard. He evokes and reminds us of the fundamental principles of humanity. In so doing, he awakens our spirit of compassion and guides us towards a kinder, gentler world.
Poetry, such as this, based upon the leveling and humbling of humanity, is not going to be popular with the Western Press in this day and age, regardless of its merit as art.
It is unfortunate, but Ezra Pound was right in his Cantico del Sole.
Richard Falk , Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University is also author of Explorations of the Edge of Time : The Prospects for World Order; Crimes of War: Iraq and The Costs of War: International Law the UN and World Order after Iraq. He is the current UN’s Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.