Issues and Challenges

  • Gerard Elfstrom


The world is closing in. Famine, genocide, oppression and terrorism are as near as the evening news, and jet transport makes them physically close as well. The current travels in both directions. Comfortable Westerners can easily devise ways to make money in far corners —or destroy them in a twinkling. The forces that bring the world closer also magnify the potential for doing good and doing ill. In the past it was easy to remain ignorant of distant suffering and even easier to remain indifferent to it. Yet, though the earth now touches more closely, old ideas of moral responsibility and moral accountability remain.


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© Gerard Elfstrom 1990

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  • Gerard Elfstrom
    • 1
  1. 1.Auburn UniversityUSA

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