Isaiah’s Vision of Human Security
For any scholar of International relations, It Is sobering to realize that the Ideals of the United Nations, in the view of the organization’s founders, are summed up by the vision of the prophet Isaiah,2 His key prophecy on ‘”?ations hammering their swords Into plowshares and their spears into sickles” Is now written on the curved granite walk called the Isaiah Wall, in the plaza in front of the UN building, given to the UN by the city of New York. Indeed, the book of Isaiah with Its vision of peace and the restoration of Israel has loomed larger In the Western theopolltlcal imagination than almost any other book of the Hebrew Bible.
KeywordsForeign Policy International Relation National Security Virtue Ethic Human Security
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