As the National Front's ranks continue to swell, thanks in part to dissatisfaction with alternatives on the center-left or center-right, it remains to be seen how far Le Pen will go to placate her fringe constituency while trying to appear mainstream enough for disaffected moderates.
It is tragic that a geo-political argument prevents Thessaloniki from being fully integrated with its traditional hinterland. The problem is the rancorous, silly dispute between the Macedonian region of former Yugoslavia and Greece that has dragged on, impeding regional progress for two decades.
If organized religion is not exclusively responsible for war, nonetheless, it is fair to ask does it justify our loyalty at least for preventing conflict and killing? More fundamentally, does organized religion tip the scales for peace over war?
While Chagall's powerful paintings restore Jesus's Jewish identity, they focus primarily on one theme: the common ground of suffering -- Jesus suffering on the cross signifying the suffering of Jews in horrendous persecutions.
While its historical significance is evident, the UNWCC can also help today's efforts to hold atrocity criminals accountable. The UNWCC's present-day application is best demonstrated by its potential influence on the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC).