My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Book of the Week - Tower of Babble

Every week, I'll be highlighting a book I think is important. Last week, I wrote about "The Case for Democracy" by Natan Sharansky. If you haven't read it, please pick it up. It's got a very good history of the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations that you shouldnt' miss.

This week, I'd like to talk about Dore Gold's "Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos".

Dore Gold is Israel's former ambassador to the United Nations, so he has a wealth of information to share. Gold is angry that the UN has eroded its standards, condoned terrorism, and its lack of moral clarity. He tackles the Arab-Israeli conflict, the 1991 Gulf War, the UN in Rwanda, the Srebenica Massacre, and the horrendous experience with the International Criminal Court.

Gold also includes a 30 page section of documents which he calles the Paper Trail. First is a coded cable from Major General Romeo Dallaire to UN headquarters asking permission to seize weapons caches. The UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations - headed by Kofi Annan - denied his request. He also had documents on the former Yugoslavia and the Oil-for-Palaces program in Iraq.

And to prove that the UN hasn't (and won't) stand up to terrorism, Gold has a long chart showing all the terrorist operatives who were educated in schools run by the UN Relief and Work Agency.

Please buy and read this book.