Altruism as Self-Defense: This is an interesting article on how (on a small scale) Americans are trying to change their image abroad, especially in places where the combination of poverty and hate can (as we now know) one day hurt us where we live. This is a too-often uncovered issue. I believe that the two key things America can do to stop terror from emerging from potential hotspots outside of the Middle East is to pour billions into dealing with the AIDS in Africa nightmare and to end the scenario in which our so-called war on drugs is ripping some societies to shreds.
. . . Friday April 30, 2004