It took a while, but the global response to Katrina is building

A little cultural myopia is evident there. To return Bangladesh’s gift of $1 million, for example, could be seen as generosity greeted with smug rejection. If a country wishes to give, and the amount is within reason, the response should be gratitude, not a putdown.
America is the fallen giant. It’s OK to ask for a hand up. And it’s more than OK to offer it.
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