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Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Jon, I won't beg for a nomination in public but I do think that all the public intellectuals on this site should cosider the plethera of talent here. Karsten, Laura, me, Anthony, CheinWen, Vijay at least like to debate diversity. Frank Webb has also stepped to the plate so to speak.

Also, I wasn't suggesting that we join the nations in their lawlessness. I was suggesting that we ignore the UN. Since a democratic government does not exist over the entire world, and since we are "one nation under God" and not "one nation under the UN", one can not argue that like the "racists, bigots, neo-Nazis, homophobes, and other assorted bozos" the perpetrator nations and assorted collections of crackpot thugocracies should be tolerated as part of the rift raft. The whole point is this: in the international realm, there is no government, no one with a legitimate monopoly of force. Some argue that is should be the UN, and I contend that a monopoly of force should not be given to regimes that have, unlike the "racists, bigots, neo-Nazis, et al.", proved their cruelty and inhumanity.