from abba eban the eichmann trial in retrospect
" All this happened in recent memory. Anybody alive today over the age of tirty five is in some way a part of this experience. For we belong to the unique generation that committed or suffered or failed to prevent these things. In each of the three contigencies we have a direct relationship to the drama."
"The horrors of Nazisn sprang from a society in which high standrads of scinece and tecnology were fosted. We are reminded here of the fallacy of a technical rationalism uninhibited by moral restraint....He has exercised command over his external realm byt seems impotent to control his inner domain. Thus the age of scientific triumph is the epoch of confusion. Man is conscious of his lack of inner and outer harmony, obessed by a sense of helplessness before the forces generated by his own creative imgination..."
"On the international plane, it sheltered behind a doctrine of sovereignty applied with such rigid pedantry as to inhibit effective internati0onal intervention. In the post-war world, lesser outrages have fortunately evoked a much sharper and more insistent internal reaction."
Can you please help me translate them to "the understandable English"??
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