January 24, 2014

A Better World Through America

Kevin Williamson, National Review

The Associated Press

Earlier this month, India marked a milestone anniversary: With the passing of its third year without a case of polio, the country is officially considered polio-free. There remain only three countries in the world in which polio is endemic — Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan — and all three continue to suffer for the same man-made reason.

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January 22, 2014
The Suppressed Truth of Syria's Polio Epidemic
Annie Sparrow, NYRB
In the midst of all this violence, it is easy to miss the health catastrophe that has also struck Syrian children, who must cope with war trauma, malnutrition, and stunted growth alongside collapsing sanitation and living... more ››