Archive - November 2, 2017

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Bye, Bye Peace Corps??
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RPCV Writers & Foreign Service Authors in the News & Print

Bye, Bye Peace Corps??

A review of Thomas M. Hill’s article,  Peace Corps: A lot of bucks for very little bang? Is Mr. Hill’s article the opening salvo in an attempt to discredit, diminish and perhaps even ultimately destroy Peace Corps? Or is the article just a simple reflection of former Foreign Service Officer Hill’s disdainful dissatisfaction with the Peace Corps? I don’t know. What I do know is that discussion and analysis about improving Peace Corps or any organization is always necessary and should be encouraged. What I also know is such analysis must be rooted in evidence. Opinion should be labeled and not paraded as fact. Assumptions need to be questioned. As we go about such a task, we should be mindful there are about 7000 serving Volunteers doing difficult work in an increasingly unstable world and their service must be respected, I intend to cite the public record to challenge some of the statements Mr. . . .

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RPCV Writers & Foreign Service Authors in the News & Print

The Foreign Service Journal covers foreign affairs from an insider’s perspective, providing thought-provoking articles on international issues, the practice of diplomacy and the U.S. Foreign Service. Including the AFSA News section, The Journal is published monthly (January-February and July-August issues combined) by the American Foreign Service Association. The November issue focuses on Foreign Service authors. Mark Wentling (Honduras 1967–69, Togo 1970–73; PC Staff: Togo, Gabon, Niger 1973–77) new book, Dead Cow Road: Life on the Front Lines of an International Crisis is featured on on this page.http://www.afsa.org/sites/default/files/flipping_book/1117/index.html#38   A former U.S. foreign service officer, Mark Jacobs (Paraguay 1978-80) has published more than 125 stories in magazines including The Atlantic, Playboy, The Idaho Review, The S0uthrn Review, and The Kenyon Review. His latest publication is in the Hudson Review. http://hudsonreview.com/2017/10/other-mens-fields/#.Wfn13baZPsk    

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