Thursday, July 24, 2008

From the Books: On Politics and Humanitarianism

"Humanitarianism is about the struggle to create the space to be fully human"

"At its best, politics is an imperfect human project. It is at its worst when we delude ourselves into thinking it can be perfect"

"Today one of the greatest challenges facing humanitarianism is the blurring of boundaries between humanitarian assistance and the political objectives of military intervention"

From "An Imperfect Offering" by James Orbinski

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