David Brooks finds his perspective on the African crisis changing.

“I came here expecting despair, but now realize that we should be redoubling our efforts out of a sense of opportunity.”

Personally, I’ve been thrilled by the headlines this week about new aid for Africa. This is, indeed, significant progress. But we still have such a long way to go.

Meanwhile, nobody’s making more noise about the need for aid in Africa than you-know-who.

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