Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, connects the dots and squares the circle: How does a human-rights approach help to achieve sustainable development?. An emphasis on rights might seem at odds with an emphasis on results. Not to worry—what both mean is a universal socialist commonwealth. Everyone in the world, Mrs. Robinson says, has an internationally enforceable human right not to be poor, no one (as we know from other sources) should have too much, and we’re busily developing the authoritative universal bureaucracies to make those principles practical realities. Like the John Birchers, she tells us that “international machinery is quietly working away with the co-operation of states and civil societies to advance human rights and sustainable development.” Only the greedy, bigoted or myopic would quibble about what the actual consequences are likely to be. And why should the “concerns” of people like that even be discussed?