Revitalizing Liberal Values in a Globali

Revitalizing Liberal Values in a Globali

RUUD LUBBERS
Copyright Date: 1999
Pages: 58
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/j.ctt1287tqx
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    Revitalizing Liberal Values in a Globali
    Book Description:

    The longest serving Dutch Prime Minister (1982-94), Professor Lubbers is known for his support of liberal values, social equity, human rights, democratic governments, and spirituality. In this book he explores ways to conciliate these values with global economization.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-2325-5
    Subjects: Political Science, Philosophy

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Preface
    (pp. vii-x)
    Roseann Runte
  4. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

    • Introduction
      (pp. 3-6)
      KNOWLTON NASH

      I am especially honoured to be introducing Dr Ruud Lubbers. It is most appropriate that the third annual Keith Davey Lecturer is another highly successful political leader, a man who, like Keith himself, is well known for his charm, his wisdom, and his contribution to intelligent, compassionate politics … something that has been in rather short supply in some areas lately.

      Dr Ruud Lubbers was minister of economic affairs in the Netherlands from 1973 to 1977 and in that role brought about a more equitable distribution of wealth and guaranteed minimum wage levels for all adult workers. He was chosen...

  5. THE THIRD ANNUAL SENATOR KEITH DAVEY LECTURE

    • Revitalizing Liberal Values in a Globalizing World
      (pp. 9-36)
      RUUD LUBBERS

      In December 1998 we all watched CNN reporting the Anglo–American cruise missiles and aircraft strikes on Iraq. It was called a war, with Bill Clinton as commander in chief.

      War reporting used to be a dangerous profession, but not this time. We saw reporters talking to us from Baghdad. Despite a dark sky, filled with thunder and lightning, the reporters did not seem afraid at all. They obviously had immense confidence in modern technology. Cruise missiles launched 1,000 miles away were programmed to destroy specific targets. And so they did.

      I did not hear of a single American casualty....

  6. BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

  7. The Senator Keith Davey Lectures
    (pp. 47-47)