The media obsesses over bad news and bad people. But we can’t forget the great ones. Tracy Kidder on Paul Farmer in the NYT (Gift Article): He Wanted to Make the Whole World His Patient. “Paul’s basic belief was that all human beings deserve equal respect and care, especially when they are sick. His dream, he once told me, was to start a movement that would refuse to accept, and would strive to repair, the grotesque health inequities among and within the countries of the world. When I first met him — in Haiti, in 1994 — he had already created a growing health care system in a desperately impoverished area. I thought he’d done a lot already. Now, looking back, I realize that he was just getting started.”