Eric Kaufmann: If You Want Peace, Engage the Extreme
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Festival of Dangerous Ideas
South African apartheid might have ended in bloodshed without Nelson Mandela and his ethos of forgiveness. But, did apartheid’s victims get real justice, or was "Reconciliation" valued over "Truth"? If you want peace, should you forget justice? That's the topic at this provocative IQ-Squared debate from the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House.The discussion ranges across some of the thorniest issues and most intractable conflicts throughout the world –- Ireland, Timor, Cyprus, the Middle East. A high-level panel including Ratih Hardjono, Eric Kaufmann, Agio Pereira and Stuart Rees thrash out what peace and justice can mean in the 21st century ... and which of the two we should strive to achieve.This special IQ2 debate is part of the 2010 Festival of Dangerous Ideas, presented by the Sydney Opera House and St James Ethics Centre.