The Aughts: It's Enough!

The "Decade from Hell" [Dec. 7]? What about the successful rovers on Mars? All the exoplanets we've begun to find? What about the progress made on gay rights and for women in business? What about the advances made toward curing so many forms of cancer? Our imagination and hard work ultimately trumped our greed and self-interest.
Katharine Osborne, HONOLULU

There were tragedies and missteps in the decade, but before you pass judgment, ask the Chinese in Nanking and the Jews of Poland and Russia what they thought of the 1930s, the residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki...

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