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Jim Simons : Sargent Shriver and the Forgotten War Against Poverty

Sargent Shriver. Photo from Time/Life. Sargent Shriver, warrior against poverty (1915-2011) R. Sargent Shriver, the exuberant public servant and Kennedy in-law whose career included directing the Peace Corps, fighting the War on Poverty, ambassador to France and, less successfully, running … Continue reading

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Don’t Escalate Afghan War; Send in the Peace Corps

Taliban troops in Afghanistan. Photo from AFP. ‘The basic ingredients of further Afghan disasters are in place,’ warns Norman Solomon, executive director of the Washington-based Institute For Public Accuracy, ‘including, pivotally, a dire lack of wide-ranging debate over Washington’s options.’ … Continue reading

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