Athens Human Rights Festival, May 3-4, 2014, p. 11-12


In 1941, during WW2, the greatest and most terrible war in all human history, a war fought in principle to protect the rights of individuals from their destruction by Axis regimes–Nazi Germany, fascist Italy, and imperialist Japan–which despised human rights, a great statesman on the side of the Allies gave a speech to the U.S. Congress in which he said (and I have slightly modernized his words):
“By singleness of purpose, by steadfastness of conduct, by tenacity and endurance, by this and only this can we discharge our duty to the future of the world and the destiny of humanity.”