The Key to a Better World Lies in a Ukrainian VictoryDecember 4, 2023
Ukraine’s victory is crucial to a better world according to Ihor N. Stelmach, who advocated that Kyiv must be able to bring the war to an end before seeking peace. He stressed the importance of not conceding any territory to Russia and the necessity for Ukraine to receive security assurances, including membership in the EU and NATO. Stelmach also highlighted the need for Western governments to continue their financial support for Ukraine and to clarify to their citizens that the investment in Ukraine’s security is critical. He urged NATO to produce more weapons systems and munitions to support Ukraine and emphasized the importance of holding Russia accountable for war crimes through the establishment of a special tribunal. Stelmach concluded that the outcome of Russia’s war on Ukraine is integral to the future safety and security of the free world.
Regarding a different topic, Richard D. Wilkins expressed the need to eliminate the existential threat posed by Hamas and reunite Israel to create an actual first-ever Palestinian democracy. He emphasized that the lack of peace persists because the Palestinians have failed to acknowledge the legitimacy of Israel and continue to glorify martyrdom and incite violence against Israelis and Jews.
In response to another article, Ron Jackowski argued that the firebombing of Dresden in World War II was unnecessary and based his claim on quotes from Scott Bates and John Kenneth Galbraith as presented in author Studs Terkel’s book “The Good War.” He criticized Howard Schwach’s assertion that the firebombing was necessary and emphasized the need for a factual understanding of historical events like the destruction of Dresden.
Additionally, Nadine Feingold suggested that a dreidel balloon could be a worthy addition to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to represent Chanukah. Feingold acknowledged the creative brilliance of the parade but advocated for the inclusion of a balloon to commemorate Chanukah, citing the memorial plaque inside Macy’s for Ida and Isidor Straus as a reason for such an addition.
Lastly, Elliot Abosh commended Taylor Swift for her act of kindness in canceling a concert out of respect for a fan who died. He applauded Swift for her compassion, highlighting that her act of cancelling the concert demonstrated her greatness as a human being.
While the conversation spanned multiple topics, the common theme that ran through each article was the sincere concern for global peace and the recognition of human compassion and the need for it to prevail in resolving conflicts.