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A short history of U.S. meddling in Guyanese elections

I just finished reading the book U.S. Intervention in British Guiana: A Cold War Story by Stephen Rabe. One in a series of textbooks on the Cold War published by the University of North Carolina Press, the book explores the … Continue reading

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Dark Star Safari: Wet-feedings and hunger porn

Paul Theroux does not admire foreign aid workers or the work they do.  The first 200 pages of Dark Star Safari contain several accounts of rude, obnoxious, self-important aid workers, often depicted as roaring through blighted communities in expensive Land … Continue reading

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Celebrating in Tonga

I lived on an outer island in the Kingdon of Tonga for two years while in the Peace Corps.  Here is a clip I took of the villagers celebrating the opening of a newly built school house.  The Tongan women … Continue reading

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