Dealing with the past will always remain “unfinished business”, because I think that much of what happens in the afterlife of historical trauma is enigmatic, muddy, elusive, and unpredictable. The words “forgiveness” or “reconciliation” fall short of adequately capturing this complexity.
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“We have to try to do what we can to prevent these types of states from presiding over international bodies.” – Robert Wood, U.S. disarmament ambassador, told reporters after leaving the session in Geneva said.