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Showing papers in "Journal of Politics & Society in 1991"


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TL;DR: A preventive approach can be applied to resolving each of our major environmental problems, from hazardous air pollution to the solid waste crisis as mentioned in this paper, by encouraging companies to follow the lead of firms like Dupont and IBM by committing themselves to drastic reductions in toxic emissions and elimination of toxic substances from their production processes.
Abstract: way we live, work, and do business in order to prevent pollution. A preventive approach can be applied to resolving each of our major environmental problems, from hazardous air pollution to the solid waste crisis. In curbing air pollution, a preventive approach means, encouraging companies to follow the lead of firms like Dupont and IBM by committing themselves to drastic reductions in toxic emissions and elimination of toxic substances from their production processes. In resolving the garbage crisis, a preventive approach means promoting the three R's of solid waste management—recycling of as much of the waste stream as possible; reduction of unnecessary packaging and other sources of garbage; and reuse of as many products as possible, rather than using throwaway items. In these and many other areas of environmental

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TL;DR: For example, when the Foreign Minister of Israel spoke before the United Nations, the Saudi president of the General Assembly would not stand and listen as a representative of the world's nations.
Abstract: Muslim country worldwide. Filth from the mouth, the press and the airwaves is meant to dehumanize a nation and make its extinction desirable. The world says nothing, does nothing." (New York Times 22 Oct.) When the Foreign Minister of Israel spoke before the United Nations, the Saudi president of the General Assembly would not stand and listen as a representative of the world's nations. Instead, he walked out of the Assembly hall, insulting Israel as well embarrassing his country and the entire UN. Nothing was said. If Israel had made such a stupid move, there would surely have been a call to arms and a vote to censure immediately. With no one to answer to, the White House is able to get away with treating a friend and ally harshly. Mr. Bush must be weaned away from the illusion that by not treating Israel with the respect she deserves as a sovereign country, the peace process will run smoothly and the Arab states will conform—a sorry miscalculation at the least. Bush and the American people must not forget that Israel is a democracy and not a military or royal dictatorship. American ideas will be better recieved in Jerusalem than in other states in the region where censorship and suppression is the rule of thumb. In the end, peace or no peace, President Bush will have succeeded only in wounding himself and his Mid-East ally, by leaning hard on Israel. Israel is not the root of the problem.