From Our Archives: 100 for 100
Carnegie Council Centennial, 1914-2014

Our organization was founded in February 1914, on the eve of World War I. To mark our Centennial, we are posting a selection of some of the best materials from our archives. We hope you enjoy them.

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Letter to 2114, a Century from Now
October 16, 2014
Joel H. Rosenthal
Mary Dudziak on Civil Liberties During WWI and Beyond
Mary L. Dudziak, Zach Dorfman
Citizenship Within and Across Nations
November 7, 2013
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Reimagining a Global Ethic
April 1, 2012
Michael Ignatieff
Ethics Matter: Environmentalist Bill McKibben on Climate Change
October 9, 2012
Bill McKibben, Marlene Spoerri
Is the World Becoming More Peaceful?
September 27, 2012
Robert D. Kaplan, Steven Pinker
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
September 20, 2012
Jonathan Haidt, Joanne J. Myers
Ethics and War in Homer's Iliad
Joel H. Rosenthal
Justice for Hedgehogs
December 6, 2011
Ronald Dworkin
Freeing Gilad: An Ethical Conundrum
Dov Waxman
Gennady Burbulis on the Dissolution of the USSR
February 8, 2011
Gennady Burbulis, David C. Speedie
The Good Book: A Humanist Bible
Friday, April 8, 2011
A. C. Grayling
The Ethics of Exit from Afghanistan
March 16, 2010
Katherine Brown, Robert Diamond, David C. Speedie
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Carmen M. Reinhart, Kenneth S. Rogoff
George Kennan, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War Reconsidered
May 13, 2009
John Lukacs, Nicholas X. Rizopoulos
Petrostate: Putin, Power, and the New Russia
June 4, 2008
Marshall I. Goldman
Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History
May 21, 2008
Ted Sorensen, Joanne J. Myers
United States Must Redefine "Fair Trade"
Devin T. Stewart
The China Factor in African Ethics
David Shinn
Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope
Shirin Ebadi, Joanne J. Myers
Arguing About War (2006)
Michael Walzer, Joanne J. Myers
Four Freedoms
September 28, 2005
The Stolen Generation: Aboriginal Children In Australia
Danielle Celermajer
The Australian government's policy to eradicate Aboriginal culture constitutes a clear-cut violation of the group's cultural rights.
World Poverty and Human Rights [Full Text]
March 30, 2005
Thomas Pogge
The Marsh Arabs of Iraq: The Legacy of Saddam Hussein and an Agenda for Restoration and Justice
October 26, 2004
Rasheed Bander Al-Khayoun, Anna Sophia Bachmann, Joanne Bauer, Joseph Dellapenna, Sayyed Nadeem Kazmi, Curtis J. Richardson, Nik Wheeler
Carnegie Council Covers Aftermath of the Iraq War
As of this writing, the 2003 Iraq war is in many ways incomplete, as is lingering conflict in Afghanistan and other far corners not in daily news reports. Questions remain about ends and means, targets and tactics. Gray areas have emerged. …
Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics
April 13, 2004
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Joanne J. Myers
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
Roméo A. Dallaire, Joanne J. Myers
One World: The Ethics of Globalization
Peter Singer
The Mystery of Capital
Hernando de Soto
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
Samantha Power, Michael N. Barnett, Joanne J. Myers
What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response
Bernard Lewis, Joanne J. Myers
Can Asians Think? Understanding the Divide Between East and West
Kishore Mahbubani, Joanne J. Myers
The Ethics of the "New War" in the Aftermath of 9/11
Mary-Lea Cox, Christian Barry, Anthony F. Lang, Jr., Bahman Baktiari, Joel H. Rosenthal, William E. DeMars, George A. Lopez
The U.S.-led coalition against terrorism has begun bombing Taliban targets in Afghanistan. But will this achieve its aims, or merely provoke the terrorists to commit further acts of violence? How can we avoid being trapped in an endless cyc…
Universalism and Jewish Values
Michael Walzer
Technology and Social Justice
November 25, 1997
Freeman Dyson
Human Rights and Asian Values
May 25, 1997
Amartya Sen
On Moral Equivalency and Cold War History [Abstract]
December 4, 1996
John Lewis Gaddis
Ethical Issues for Today
November 6, 1996
Elie Wiesel
The New Dimensions of Human Rights
May 26, 1995
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Covert Intervention as a Moral Problem [Abstract]
December 2, 1989
Charles R. Beitz
Is the Cold War Over?
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Superpower Ethics: The Rules of the Game [Abstract]
December 02, 1987
Stanley Hoffmann
Is Democratic Theory for Export?
Jacques Barzun
The Bishop and South Africa: An Interview with Desmond Tutu
December 1984
Desmond Tutu, Ray Suarez
Thoughts on Man's Purpose in Life
Hyman George Rickover
Russia's Nightmare Joke--and Daytime Reality
July 1981
Vladimir Solovyov, Elena Klepikova
Carlos Fuentes on Politics, Language, and Literature
September 1, 1980
José Anadón, Carlos Fuentes
Banned in South Africa: A Personal Account
May 1980
David Patrick Russell, Diana E. H. Russell
When the Chinese Came to Tibet
September 1978
Dawa Norbu
"Do Not Forget Us!"
May 1, 1978
Bayard Rustin
An Underpraised and Undervalued System
July/August 1977
Michael Novak
The Red Hand of Ulster
December 1, 1976
The Other China: Hunger Part I - The Three Red Flags of Death
May 1, 1976
Ivan D. London, Miriam London
Environmental War
March, 1975
Jim Castelli
Reinhold Niebuhr's Personal Reflections on Britain, 1920s-1940s
Written in 1962, published in July 1974
Reinhold Niebuhr
An Ambassador's Reflections on a Bloodbath
May 1974
Thomas Patrick Melady (1927-2014)
A New Sense of Direction (1968)
April 4, 1968
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mission to Hanoi, 1968
April 1968
Daniel Berrigan
The Year that was 1963
January 1964
The Problem of Race
August 1959
A Pastor Under Nazi Rule
March/April 1945
Jules Jezéquél
The Churches, The War and The Peace
January 15, 1942
Henry A. Atkinson
Visiting Mahatma Gandhi, 1929
January 15, 1929
Henry A. Atkinson
INAUGURAL NEWS LETTER - World Alliance for International Friendship Through the Churches
October 25, 1922
"The one word which Christianity does not know is 'isolation'. Every problem is now a world problem. Everything that effects [sic] one nation effects all the others. We are all going to rise or fall together. We believe that there is no hop…
UNION is the Word! February 4, 1914
February 4, 1914
Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie's New Year Greeting, 1914
January 5, 1914
Andrew Carnegie