One Cheer for DDT


The ur-liberals over at the Washington Monthly are finally catching on, with this very well-done feature by Alexander Gourevitch on how obsessive opposition to DDT is killing people in the Third World. He explains how the scare-science behind opposition to DDT is falling apart, and how Western agendas are influencing Africans who really ought to be using the chemical to curb rampant malaria. An op-ed I did on the subject back in March 2000 is here.