The Spanish School of the new law of nations
Pain and suffering are as old as mankind, but so are compassion and clemency. In whatever mythology, the god of war is not always cruel, vengeful and ferocious. There have always been good Samaritans — even when the parable was first told it was spoken in the past tense. The history of humanitarianism runs parallel to that of mankind. Cruelty and kindness are opposites but inseparable.