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Ferencz interviewed by Dr. Nada Monjoletti

Film | Accession Number: 1994.A.0037 | RG Number: RG-12.021.03

Radio interview with Benjamin Ferencz. Host: Dr. Nada Monjoletti. WFAS-AM 1230
Ferencz discusses his book "Planethood" and how to manage the planet so that all humans can live in peace and dignity. He urges the public to think in planetary terms rather than nationalistic terms for world peace. Ferencz outlines three fundamental components to international law and order that parallel the three branches of government employed in the US: a) laws that define the minimum standards of behavior among nations; b) courts to determine if standards are violated and to serve as a forum in which differences can be settled; and c) a system of effective enforcement. He claims that absolute state sovereignty is obsolete, as was discovered by Americans when forming the United States with thirteen different colonies. Ferencz demands education and perseverance to inspire change and promote peace. Furthermore, he identifies the need to curb instruments of mass destruction in this nuclear age.
Listeners ask questions during the interview.

Duration
00:10:37
Event Date
1992 June 11
Locale
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Benjamin Ferencz
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Record last modified: 2019-01-03 10:20:28
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