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Humanitarianism – how not to do it.

September 23, 2013

I hesitate to add to the tsunami of snark that surrounds Mindy Budgor’s book about the time this Californian woman spent saving the Maasai from themselves, but I have to. Please, please, observe this phenomenon, and understand it as the totem of everything that can go wrong when our urge to feel better about ourselves by helping others (combined with a little narcissism and a short attention span) gets the better of our common sense and human decency.

So here we go – you can read some responses to Mindy’s memoir here and here.

Africa Is A Country is always a fun blog, by the way.

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