Fareed’s Point

Fareed Zakaria writes in Newsweek this week about finding hope in the sorrows of Tsunami land.

The scale of this calamity has shocked even those who are hard to shock.

People in this region, he said, are used to tragedy. But this time they are getting help and this is a change from before.

In fact, interestingly, the tsunami’s greatest impact has been in three areas that have had secessionist movements against their countries: Aceh in Indonesia, the eastern parts of Sri Lanka and (a much smaller force) in Tamil Nadu in India.

But this is a point he makes that I strongly agree with…

The United States, and all outside countries, should try to encourage aid through coordinated action both by donors and recipients, not least because it will make relief efforts more effective.

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