"No Child Should Die if it's Avoidable"

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WHAT STRUCK YOU WHEN YOU VISITED AFRICA IN JANUARY? The poverty, which was awful, and also the potential.

WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT AFRICA?
We should care about it for political, social, economic and moral reasons. In the 1940s, if the United States had decided to stand aside and do nothing about the reconstruction of Europe, Europe would have been war-ravaged for decades rather than years. The Marshall Plan was in America's interest as well as Europe's.

BUT THE MARSHALL PLAN WAS EASIER IN MANY WAYS. Yes, reconstruction,...

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