Foreign News: AID FROM ASIA

"You never hear the one that hits you," the soldiers say. This observation, both comforting and terrifying, applies also to the great nations and civilizations now on history's casualty lists. When disaster comes they are looking the other way, or else they are certain that the disaster does not matter to them.

Of Calves' Feet & Sorrow. Last week U.S. leaders were looking at disaster in China—but not looking very hard. Their detachment clearly said that this bullet did not bear their number. As good humanitarians they would continue to "give aid" to China,...

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