When it comes to ending poverty in Africa, David Brooks says economist Jeffrey Sachs is all wrong. Sachs is a liberal. Too trusting that Africans will do the right thing if given the chance. Brooks sides with Georgie Boy on Africa, ‘cuz Georgie’s a conservative. He doesn’t trust Africans to do anything right. Sachs wants to distribute mosquito netting to control malaria. Brooks says that’s crazy: “Conservatives appreciate the crooked timber of humanity … You can give people mosquito nets to prevent malaria, but they might use them instead to catch fish.” Hell, they wouldn’t know one end of a telephone from the other.