Letters: Mar. 5, 2001

Death Stalks a Continent

"Your compassionate story on the AIDS crisis in Africa first moved me to shame; then it moved me to act." CAMBRIA LOVELADY Memphis, Tenn.

At the end of World War II, the U.S. demonstrated benevolence and wisdom by spending billions of dollars to help rebuild Germany, much of the rest of war-torn Europe and Japan. Today it is unconscionable that the world's wealthiest and most powerful nation has failed to respond to the AIDS crisis with all the economic and technological assets it can muster [SPECIAL REPORT, Feb. 12]. For the world's only superpower to do anything...

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