Один мыс обжигали горячие лучи солнца, а другой, в какой-нибудь миле поодаль, заливали потоки дождя. Нью-Гиббон - сырой, богатый и дик..
Я могу остаться в пятницу. Или в субботу. - Нет, сегодня, - раздражительно выговорила Лиза, - я этого хочу. - Я тоже, - просто ответил Головкер...
In theyears before the Revolution it was Shliapnikov whoran the whole Communist Party in Russia - notLenin, who was an emigre...
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... Wars, for
thousands of years, have always been aggravated on both sides by
crimes and injustices. In hopes that a just reason might prevail, in
order to make sense of war and to punish evil passions and evil deeds,
Russia proposed The Hague Convention of 1899.
Yet no sooner did the first war crimes trial take place -- the
Nazis at Nuremberg -- than we saw, elevated high upon the judges'
bench, the unblemished administrators of a justice system that during
those same years handed over to torture, execution and untimely death
tens of millions of innocent lives in its own country.
And if we continue to differentiate between the always inevitable
deaths of soldiers at war and the mass killings of undoubtedly
peaceful citizens, then by what name shall we call those who, in a
matter of minutes, burnt to death 140,000 civilians at Hiroshimaalone
-- justifying the act with the astounding words, "to save the lives
of our soldiers"? That President and his entourage were never
subjected to trial, and they are remembered as worthy victors. And
how shall we name those who, with victory fully in hand, dispatched a
two-day wave of fighter bombers to reduce to ashes beautiful Dresden,
a civilian city teeming with refugees? The death toll was not far
below Hiroshima, and two orders of magnitude greater than at Coventry.
The Coventry bombing, however, was condemned in trial, while the Air
Marshal who directed the bombing of Dresden was not only spared the
brand of "war criminal", but towers over the British capital in a
monument, as a national hero.
In an age marked by such a flourishing of jurisprudence, we ought
to see clearly that a well-considered international law is a law which
justly punishes criminals irrespective -- irrespective -- of their
side's victory or defeat. No such law has yet been created, found a
firm footing, or been universally recognised...