A friend just sent me this chilling exchange:
Jeremy Paxman: How do you think history will look back on this episode in the human story? Sunetra Gupta: As an extraordinary, panic-fuelled disaster where the affluent countries and the affluent sectors of the populations in those countries sought to protect themselves at the expense of the poor and at the expense of the younger generations and their futures.
Nothing I can say can add to the terrible wisdom of Professor Gupta's words.
I knew the expression "read and weep"; now I understand it.