Daily Show Skewers Boneheaded US Policy on UNESCO

Last week, I spoke with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova about the impact that US funding cuts were having on UNESCO programs around the world. Since the US stopped dues payments to UNESCO last fall, she told me her agency has had to cut back on things like Tsunami early warning systems, Holocaust eduction programs, women’s empowerment and literacy and other important work around the world — all because Palestine is now a member.

The Daily Show trained its satirical sites on this irrational, destructive policy and did a masterful job exposing the illogic of America’s funding cuts to UNESCO. It is a must-watch for anyone who has been following this saga.

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