Sullivan Is Right: NGO-World is Biased and Deeply Flawed
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  • Luke Lea

    Reminds me of Auden’s quip about do-gooders: “we’re all here to help other people but what the other people are here for we don’t know.” Still sympathy is good: having an industrial revolution on the Western model is one of the most traumatic, disorienting, and often unjust transformations a society can go through. It would be nice if a more geographically decentralized version could be devised, less disruptive of traditional society. Modern transportation and communications technologies change the parameters.

  • “We are all on earth to help others. What on earth the others are here for, I can’t imagine.”

    “Often cited as by Auden without attribution, this quotation has been traced to John Foster Hall (1867-1945), an English comedian known as the Reverend Vivian Foster, Vicar of Mirth.”

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