Read the following article(s): America as Bystander to the Refugee Crisis: The Aegean Sea is cold and dark at this time of year, but the refugees keep coming. Every week, somebody drowns, often a child, but the refugees risk the journey so they can reach safety in Germany. Still other desperate people, fleeing chaos in Africa, risk everything to cross from Libya to Italy. This human tide of Syrians, Afghans, Iraqis, Eritreans, and dozens of other nations represents the largest movement of people since World War II. American detachment from the European crisis is a stunning disappointment to Europeans who can remember a time, as recent as 1995, when American leadership put a stop to the Bosnian war. Europeans can’t understand how America has forgotten that Europe remains a vital trading partner and its most important strategic ally. Settling refugees successfully in the United States counters Islamic State messages of hate with a message of hope. It will help to reduce radicalization in the refugee camps and, when the war is over, and many of these refugees return to their country, they’ll remember that America stood by them in their time of need. By taking in more refugees, fully funding the camps in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon, and going all out to get a cease-fire in Syria, the United States will revive the US-European alliance, stabilize friends like Angela Merkel who may lose power, and send a message that America is still prepared to defend Europe. Imagine how the refugee crisis looks to Vladimir Putin. The worse it gets in Western Europe, the easier it gets for him to intimidate the Baltic States, and eat away at the order of free peoples that America built up on the ruins of the Soviet empire. Unfortunately, we have made it much harder for legal immigrants to come in and almost impossible for refugees (who have to wait indefinitely for an intensive vetting process) to come to America. Generous refugee policy, it turns out, isn’t just a way to feel better. It’s a way for America to maintain its leadership in a dangerous world. Michael Ignatieff teaches at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Camp of Broken Dreams Poem: On false pretences they flock to seek pastures new Oblivious to the misery and nightmares that lie ahead The path they travel upon, leads them to a life of perdition Some walk for months with torn shoes and blistered feet Some pay fortunes to illegal traffickers to escort them Families are left behind to avoid the hardship of migration Others who have seen their families die, travel alone Once they reach the dreaded jungle, reality sets in Welcome to the jungle, the camp of broken dreams Say goodbye to your life, here there is not hope Forget about those you left behind, you won’t see them again A diversity of cultures, faiths and nations live as one All have one goal, to find a place to call home Application after application is refused as they lose hope Migrant, refugee or asylum seeker, it really doesn’t matter They are all viewed as rats, regardless of their past lives Odours of rancid air plagues the atmosphere, but nothing sickens them more than the reminder of broken dreams INSTRUCTIONS In a well-developed essay: 1. Compare and/or contrast the attitudes discussed or implied in the poem and the passage. 2. Compare your own views with those expressed in one or both of the selections. Include elements of tone, style, language, and imagery in the poem to support your analysis.