The 20th century was a century in which human rights were abused in many places around the world. Almost every country carries its share of responsibility in that regard. We must be willing to look at our own history with humility and consider our responsibilities for the past, but more importantly, to the future. To continue blaming others, many of whom are long since dead and forgotten, for our present conditions is a certain guarantee the abuses and horrors of the 20th century will be repeated in the 21st. I am afraid so many people I know are making the mistake of confusing flag waving nationalism with human rights.