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Why the speaker went to Afghanistan. The brutal treatment of women under the Taliban. Criticism of the United Nations. Some anecdotes of what happens in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Dr. Samar and her efforts. Some problems with the entrenched rules of the United Nations. A review of some historical conflicts and how the UN came into being. Seeking solutions. The way that the United Nations is structured and other aspects - a discussion. Changing. Accountability. The moral courage needed to go against the grain. Moral courage as the essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change.