Father Raymond J. de Souza: Preventing famine through good governance
Post-Brexit anxiety and recriminations have dominated the news this past week, as analysts address Britain’s “crisis.” But Britain isn’t in a real crisis. Crises exist elsewhere. What’s going on in Ethiopia and Venezuela are literal dramas of life and death, with historic lessons to be relearned.
In Ethiopia, a terrible drought has afflicted the land. The good news is that you probably haven’t heard about it, because this time around, there is no famine. The mass starvation that provoked the conspicuous celebrity charity of the mid-1980s is not occurring. Ethiopians are living, rather than dying, because drought does not have to