A fitting follow-up to my last post on the evacuation of the Peace Corps from Bolivia. A nonprofit group called More Peace Corps is leading a campaign to reinvigorate and expand the Peace Corps. From a 2001 speech by Sargent Shriver, driving force behind the creation of the Peace Corps:
Our present world cries out for a new Peace Corps – a vastly improved, expanded, and profoundly deeper enterprise…I’m not defending the old Peace Corps – I’m attacking it! We didn’t go far enough! Our dreams were large, but our actions were small. We never really gave the goal of ‘World Wide Peace’ an overwhelming commitment. Nor did we establish a clear, inspiring vision for attaining it.