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September 27, 2011
As part of the We Belong Together delegation, I am going to Georgia to try to channel Eleanor Roosevelt. This is a tall order, but if there is ever a moment when her wisdom, passion and commitment was needed, this is it. A pioneer for human rights in her time, Eleanor was a principal drafter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first document to spell out a set of rights that attach to all people. The horrors of the Holocaust had recently shown what can happen when a state assigns rights based on distinctions like race, political opinion, sexuality or nationality. The Universal...