Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Paternalistic Aid

On the global front, you have to be careful about how you deliver foreign aid-- the relentless desire to help can sometimes cause charitable organizations to neglect simple human dignity, resulting in reactions like this one, by Binyavanga Wainaina:

His website, link below, features additional perspectives on that theme:

Finally, an earlier article from Wainaina, expressing the same tone:

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