Malala Youzrafi’s story is a reminder of the fact that the world craves heroes and heroines.
Facts, it is clear, are not enough to persuade the American public (or indeed its politicians or media) of a position.
Even today, the Senate’s collapse as a functional institution threatens American democracy.
At each turn the U.S. has sought to exploit third world bodies and this latest offer of citizenship is only the newest extension of power. American sons and daughters are deemed far too precious to die on foreign soil.