World Leaders Give Lots Of Nice Speeches. This One Is Different Because It Also Happens To Be True.

President José Mujica is known to Uruguayans for his humility. Now I know why. This weirdly poetic speech he gave at the Rio+20 summit is brutally honest about exactly the sort of long-term problems faced by humanity that politicians usually avoid like the plague — because plagues are long-term problems faced by humanity.