The Corner

Natural Disasters

Why do they get priority over unnatural disasters? Why is there so much empathy, so much support for the victims of acts of God, and so little empathy, so little support for the victims of acts of man?

Why does the “international community” care more about the victims of a tsunami than they do about the victims of Saddam Hussein, Sudanese Islamic fascists, Kim Jong Il, Rwandan mass murderers, Pol Pot et al.?

My Scripps column on this topic is here.

Clifford D. May — Clifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...

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