Archive - November 2, 2018

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Paul Theroux Writes from Mexico “Trump Could Win”
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The Towering Task – A Peace Corps Documentary UPDATE

Paul Theroux Writes from Mexico “Trump Could Win”

  Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Marty Burns (Somalia 1963-65) • Opinions A blue wave is predicted for the midterms. I’m not convinced. By Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963—65) November 1 at 6:39 PM Paul Theroux is the author, most recently, of “Figures in a Landscape: People and Places.” OAXACA, MEXICO I have quite a lot of sympathy for certain Trump voters, and (wait, please, let me finish) I’ve been making a list of some concerns that Donald Trump the candidate (I beg you to stop interrupting me — this won’t take long) raised when he was on the campaign trail and in the White House. If the Democrats (thank you, I appreciate your patience) ignore these subjects, they risk losing next week and in 2020. The president got my attention in September when the subject of new tariffs on China arose — tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods. Certain Apple products . . .

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The Towering Task – A Peace Corps Documentary UPDATE

Here is the latest news about The Towering Task, the Peace Corps Documentary in production  by RPCV Alana deJoseph (Mali 92-94). Building Bridges The Peace Corps and its long history of building bridges stand in stark contrast to the terrible news we seem to be reading about on an almost daily basis these days. While we’re assembling this documentary, it’s feeling like we are also getting the opportunity to respond to so much divisiveness, anger, and fear with a story of hope. We are inspired by your stories and steadfast support to keep building bridges – whether with people on the other side of the globe or our neighbors. Yes, it is much easier to respond with our own anger, fears, and frustrations, but making peace, reaching out, and healing the wounds that others have inflicted is what the Peace Corps and the RPCV community do day in and day out. Changing . . .

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