Re "Death takes up residence in a failed nation," Dec. 11
Etched in my mind is the sight of distraught mothers holding listless babies with distended bellies and misshapen heads -- and that was during a 2002 trip to Zimbabwe. That memory has now been replaced by your article's description of needless suffering.
This pitiable country -- rich in farmland and natural resources -- has gone from desperation to a complete breakdown of civil society.
Shame on world leaders, the African Union and the United Nations. Were no lessons learned from places such as Cambodia and Uganda, where ruling tyrants held their entire populations hostage?
Alison Rudolph Mayersohn