Somalia in Perspective: When the Saints Come Marching In

Authors

  • Robert Weil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-044-10-1993-03_1

Keywords:

Imperialism

Abstract

When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist. - Brazilian Archbishop Dom Helder Camara. On hearing that the U.S. military was being used to bring food to starving people in Somalia, I was reminded that when Ronald Reagan was told of the 1988 hurricane that devastated Nicaragua, he said "Good."

Published

1993-03-01

Issue

Section

Review of the Month