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If the UN is broken, do we need a league of democracies? Soussan, Bobbitt and Hannay debate.

By James Crabtree  

The United Nations is rarely held up as an exemplar of efficiency and good governance. But former UN employee-turned whistleblower, Michael Soussan, who helped lift the lid on the multi-billion dollar oil-for-food scandal, found even his limited expectations dashed. His story this month tells of a journey from the idealistic optimism of his first joining the UN, to a more sanguine view (informed by corrupt mentors, congressional hearings, and much soul searching) that the institution was fundamentally, and structurally, broken. His conclusion, unusually, is that liberals and leftists like himself—who…

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