Archive - February 9, 2012

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Maureen Orth (Colombia 1965-67) on Morning Joe
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Review of Coming Apart by Charles Murray (Thailand 1965-67)

Maureen Orth (Colombia 1965-67) on Morning Joe

Very early this morning, Maureen Orth was on Morning Joe. It was a much better opportunity for her to talk about her Peace Corps Post Card Blog and to show some PCVs in China. I’m told by ‘those in positions to know’ that the agency was very helpful in arranging the trip to China, though as an RPCV Maureen and her partner, Susan Koch, were on their own with contributions from American Express, and, I believe, Bank of America. Check out the website: www.PeaceCorpsPostcards.com  and this morning’s appearance on NBC Morning  Joe. Luckily Joe wasn’t around so Maureen didn’t have to deal with him and his super ego! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc_tv-morning_joe/

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Review of Coming Apart by Charles Murray (Thailand 1965-67)

Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010 Charles Murray (Thailand 1965–67) Crown Forum 407 pages $27.00 (hardback) 2012 Reviewed by Lawrence F. Lihosit (Honduras 1975–77) WHILE READING CHARLES MURRAY’S NEW BOOK, I thought about our recent national obsession with civil discourse and events in Oakland, California. Since it never snows in Oakland, Occupy Wall Street has been very visible there. It would have been most illustrative to seat Mr. Murray at a cloth covered table, set on a high platform overlooking the street below. A finely dressed and polite moderator could have introduced him while the author poured himself a glass of water from an imported bottle. “Charles Murray is an American libertarian, author and PhD invited here to explain that you do not have jobs because you are fat, lazy and dishonest sons and daughters of bitches.” Murray cloaks these terms in ten dollar words and phrases but . . .

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