In the months since Merkel's welcome, barbed wire fences have gone up across Europe. More men, women and children have climbed into boats. It took a photo of a dead toddler to trigger a wave of what you could call compassion. The trouble is that compassion isn't the same as a policy. And there doesn't seem to be all that much doubt that the policy has failed.
The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation's Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece -- whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee -- was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about children, any children, who suffer in Greece.