Friday, September 13, 2002

Herald writer Tony Stephens runs through Union Carbide, Malawi schoolteachers with AIDS, Indian earthquakes, Ethiopian drought statistics, Chernobyl, Bangladesh weather, Hitler, Stalin and the World Translation Hegemony to help us bring "perspective" to September 11. Oh, and Saladin was nicer than the Crusaders. In 1099. So there.

Naturally, we can expect the same lecture to some Third world country that loses 2000 to a mudslide. "Let's have a little perspective Colombia! After all, the Americans lost 3000 in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake."

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