March 1, 2006

Prof. Rabkin Bashes UN

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“That’s why allowing 18-year olds [to vote] is a mistake,” said Prof. Jeremy Rabkin, government, in response to a poll indicating that 52 percent of young Americans held a favorable opinion of the United Nations.

The comment came at the beginning of Rabkin’s talk last night on “International Disasters: Patterns and Politics of Global Response.”

Rabkin’s low opinion of the UN figured prominently in his lecture, sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the Cornell Institute for Program Policy and the Cornell Political Coalition.

He called the UN “a brand name