A Few Things We Couldn't Help Notice
Is Peace Corps Missing the Mark? A Peace Corps alum argues in this article from Foreign Policy magazine that our country's signature citizen-ambassadorial program isn't all it's cracked up to be anymore. I'll be interested to run this by my handful of friends and extended family members who have served in the corps, and thus will no doubt have their own opinion.
Oh great... "Honor killings" have now been imported to America. Let's hope this is merely an isolated instance and not the beginning of a trend.
Sad to See What WWII Bombs Obliterated. The Guardian publishes this cache of haunting photos of German cities, shortly before they were mutilated by Allied bombs. The photos were recently discovered, and apparently never before published. Who says there's nothing new to learn about a war that happened over a half-century ago?