"I have spent the last four years watching people die." With these wrenching words, diplomat and humanitarian Stephen Lewis opens his 2005 Massey Lectures. In 2000, the United Nations introduced eight Millennium Development Goals on fundamental issues such as education, health, and cutting poverty in half by 2015. In audacious prose, alive with anecdotes ranging from maddening to hilarious to heartbreaking, Lewis shows why and how the international community is falling desperately short of these goals. He probes the appalling gap between vision and current reality, but he also offers bracingly attainable solutions. Book jacket.Lewis, Stephen is the author of 'Race Against Time Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa', published 2006 under ISBN 9780887847530 and ISBN 0887847536.