Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Read Peter Hessler's piece about The Peace Corps' Greatest Hope in this week's New Yorker

Meet Rajeev Goyal in "Village Voice," Peter's Reporter at Large piece in the double holiday issue.  The young activist and former Peace Corps Volunteer Goyal has applied what he learned from village politics in Nepal to his work on behalf of the Peace Corps in the halls of Congress, which has set the program's budget at less than the price of two F-22 fighters.  Learn about a school that destroyed Rotary careers all the way from Dharan to Plainboro, an ice cream social spoken of in such a way that it begins to sound like "Bay of Pigs" to Peter's ears, and one of the more satisfying loanwords in the Nepali language in this altogether wonderful piece.

In this video Peter talks about the Peace Corps: