Don’t ask me why, but I recently began reading “The City of God” by St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in the 5th Century and I was in shocked from the beginning realizing how right for our time is that compilation of books. The leaders of today’s world can learn a lot from this great man who witnessed one of the biggest crisis in history: the fall of Rome.

Images of scores of dead civilians without wounds after an attack outside Damascus on Wednesday convinced many that the accusations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria are credible. The UN wants an investigation “as soon as possible”. But what Syria needs is this kind of attacks to stop.