Tales from the Trail

Haiti – shutting out the cries

January 15, 2010

QUAKE-HAITI/Last night, I slept on the floor with the cries of the wounded searing through the night air across the hills of Port-au-Prince. Every so often, there was an outbreak of wailing and shrieking, when someone died. Sometimes, prayers were sung and chanted. We are all becoming inured to the pain – I found myself longing for earplugs.

Helping Haiti: the nightmare scenario

January 14, 2010

QUAKE-HAITI/About the only thing that has gone right in the Haitian earthquake is the weather.

Brzezinski sees encouraging signs emerging from Haitian catastrophe

January 14, 2010


It might sound Pollyannaish coming from¬†anybody other than Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hard-nosed intellectual who was Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser. But he¬†says the gigantic catastrophe in Haiti may suggest some good things about the state of the modern world.