Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has written an intelligent column on Darfur, an issue he has been admirably fixated on over the years. Kristof argues that the G-8 has not done enough to stop genocide in Darfur. Kristof’s interpretation of the (flawed) mindset of the G-8 goes like this: genocide is bad, but it ought not be a priority. Little can be done, after all, so we ought to focus our efforts elsewhere, on issues like malaria and global AIDS, where the chances of progress are better.
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