Peace and Justice Indivisible

  • Myron J. Frankman
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Indivisible is a marvelous word. For one who was born and raised in the US, that word was used once every school day in the pledge of allegiance to the US flag: ‘one nation indivisible.’ It meant little, if anything, until I learned about the mid-19th-century American Civil War. Even then the connection was not made, as the pledge was recited, but never studied as a historical document. More recently I have heard the word used in the context of global rights and particularly the Convention on the Rights of the Child, endorsed by all but two member states of the UN.1 It was only at that point that the word struck me as having remarkable potency insofar as it has come to be associated with universal values, as opposed to an implied threat to a region that once wished to withdraw from a political union.


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  • Myron J. Frankman
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  1. 1.McGill UniversityCanada

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