Peter Hessler (China 1996-98) Talks About Rajeev Goyal (Nepal 2001-03)

I put this video up last month but my friend Tom Hebert (Nigeria 1962-64) missed it–mostly because he doesn’t read the site–and he recently wrote me to say that he had just read the article in The New Yorker and that it was the finest piece about the Peace Corps he had ever read. He wanted me to post something about it, and I said I did, and he said that most people were like him and never got around to reading or watching the video and that I should post it again.

Tom wrote: “John, given my propensity for procrastinating on things I am supposed to read, I hadn’t really finished the New Yorker piece until last night. One word: Wow! That article, to my mind, is the single most important article ever written about the Peace Corps.”

Now, Tom is the type to nag me until I put up something, so to ‘cut him off at the pass’ (he lives out west and rides a horse, and that’s how he talks) I’m posting the link to The New Yorker webpage so that all you “procrastinators” out there can read about Peter and Rajeev.

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  • What a life, Tom , at least you have a horse under you as we all ride into the sunset and leave our legacy to the Rajiv Goyal’s….

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