Erica Chenoweth and Hakim Young: Resurgent populist and nationalist leaders routinely play to public anxieties about refugees as “lazy opportunists,” “burdens,” “criminals,” or “terrorists” in response to today’s refugee crisis.
Gary Corseri: The Great Contradiction of the 21st Century is that humankind has never been more connected—and our very connectedness renders us more vulnerable.
Cathy Breen: As someone from the U.S., I am shamed by our lack of response and indifference to the wave of refugees coming to Europe, as well as our inability to acknowledge our responsibility in unleashing the chaos and violence in the Middle East through our war making,
Robert Koehler: People are washed ashore. They die of suffocation in humanity-stuffed trucks. They flee war and politics; they flee starvation. And finally, we don’t even have sufficient air for them to breathe.