Hillary cares about being an effective leader by inspiring followers to commit themselves to goals by communicating a vision and setting a. So we dont wantwhen you say theyre the same in all countriesno, countries normally, when they have more wealth or more advanced democracy, find new ways to manifest those rights. He mobilized the American people and the world, going into battle, bringing hundreds and thousands of valiant and brave soldiers in America to fight fascism, to fight dictatorship, to fight Hitler. Clinton -- for what you said, and for what you are doing for children in the world, for the homeless, for the victims of injustice, the victims of destiny and society. In 1986 he was awarded the peace Nobel Prize. Some of them -- so many of them -- could be saved.
The goal of this speech that Wiesel gave at the White House was to inspire the American people to act in times of human suffering, injustice, and violence, in order to prevent future events like the Holocaust. In April 1999, The President of the United States Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary invited distinguished intellectuals to speak in a series of speeches held in the White House on the occasion of the turn of the millennium. Related studies indicated that drivers that talked on the phone while driving increased their crash risk fourfold, and drivers that texted while driving increased their crash risk by a whopping 23 times. Their fate is always the most tragic, inevitably. And fanaticism produces exactly what you said -- killing, violence, hatredbecause then, the person who believes in God believes that only he or she has Gods ear; that only he or she has the right to speak in Gods name; that only he or she knows what God wants, only he or she has the power and, therefore, the right to impose his or her belief on others.
Surely it will be judged, and judged severely, in both moral and metaphysical terms. I can remember sitting in a room in Tuzla, shortly after the Dayton Peace Accords, talking to a group of Bosnians. For us to be ignored by God was a harsher punishment than to be a victim of His anger. And while the United States and other Western nations weren't the only ones doing the fighting, choosing to ignore what was going on clearly wasn't making things any better. But we did not make it. He came to the United States and continued writing about his life and political ideologies, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for works that diligently argued for ending oppression, hatred, and racism.
And together we walk towards the new millennium, carried by profound fear and extraordinary hope. Of course, indifference can be tempting -- more than that, seductive. Firstly, one of the main reasons jews could not emigrate was not due to strict immigration laws in other countries such as America but in fact due to the difficulty of leaving the states. Sometimes I think we in the United States, and Western culture generally, we hate to do that. Here in this house we have tried to advance those ideals with our initiative against hate crime, the race initiative, AmeriCorps, the stand against the hatred that brought us Oklahoma City and paramilitary groups, the efforts to forge peace for Northern Ireland to the Middle East. One writes a great poem, a great symphony, one does something special for the sake of humanity because one is angry at the injustice that one witnesses. Lord knows we have had enough of that in this century, and Elie talked about it.
It is 1818 words long and it can be read at the 8th-grade reading level. However, on 1944, when he was only a teenager, Hitler order his troops to invade the small town that he once called his home. Secondly, I think this whole question of the treatment of women and children by the Taliban has aroused a vocal opposition among members of the Muslim community around the world who feel that they can say this and not be betraying their faith. Why are we in Kosovo? Unfortunately, throughout this world there are those in power who continue to make the same mistakes over and over in their treatment of others, because of their culture, their race, religion, their political beliefs. He wondered why he would do such a thing to people in need. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Initially, if Wiesel was to go on and on about indifference in general, the audience might be less engaged.
For us to be ignored by God was a harsher punishment than to be a victim of His anger. I have in my hands behind my back a bird. There are a lot of geniuses that are tyrants. But there would not have been a more important day than now, here, on the eve of the Days of Remembrance and in the midst of the crimes against humanity being perpetrated in Kosovo. Do we feel their pain, their agony? Why were we not in Rwanda? Holocaust Memorial Museum this past Monday. Such themes are the underlying basis of his message in his speech The Perils of Indifference.
And that ship, which was already on the shores of the United States, was sent back. And this is one of the most important lessons of this outgoing century's wide-ranging experiments in good and evil. In January 1945, as the Russian Army drew near, Wiesel and his father were hurriedly evacuated from Auschwitz by a forced march to Gleiwitz and then via an open train car to Buchenwald in Germany, where his father, mother, and a younger sister eventually died. They actually would like God to become their prisoner. Paul, that we see through the glass darkly, that we know only in part, that you can give the other person some elbow room. President, convened in this very place.
President and Hillary, is fanaticism. And now we knew, we learned, we discovered that the Pentagon knew, the State Department knew. And so many of the young people fell in battle. My granddaughter is 12 years old and in the sixth grade. Will it discourage other dictators in other lands to do the same? Roosevelt was a good man, with a heart. He explains that the temptation of inaction and apathy allows us to focus solely on our own desires and goals. Clinton mentioned that we are now commemorating that event, that period, that we are now in the Days of Remembrance -- but then, we felt abandoned, forgotten.