The War We Must Win, The War of Values

Moderation, stability and peace are still possible in the Middle East, argues Tony Blair, the British prime minister. “An arc of extremism” has invaded the region, and global conflict is said to rage at several levels: between West and East, between radical Islamists and moderate Muslims; between democratic and despotic governance. Values that inspire citizens to solve major problems can unite people of all cultures. To defeat extremism, Blair urges, the West must revitalize its global agenda on poverty, climate change and trade, as well as making every effort to secure peace between Israel and Palestine. “This is a battle we must win,” the prime minister insists. – YaleGlobal

The War We Must Win, The War of Values

Tony Blair
Friday, August 4, 2006

Click here to read the original article in "The Sydney Morning Herald."

This is an edited extract from a speech by Tony Blair, the British prime minister, to the World Affairs Council in Los Angeles Aug 2, 2006.

: Copyright © 2006. The Sydney Morning Herald.