Glass Half Full

Bill Clinton has a masterly way of making an issue clear without making it simplistic [The Case for Optimism, Oct. 1]. I appreciated the information as well as the positive tone. Yes, we have much work to do, but it's not all gloom and doom.
Ann Johnson, OAKLAND, CALIF., U.S.

Clinton showed a bit of light at the end of the tunnel of wars, human-rights abuses and environmental disasters. The best reason for optimism was the four university students — from India, Pakistan, China and Taiwan — teaming up to...

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