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Monday, July 25, 2016

The cost of short-sighted missionary zeal in Sudan


The cost of short-sighted missionary zeal in Sudan

By Stephen Kinzer   JULY 24, 2016 – boston globe

FIVE YEARS AGO, pushed by an odd coalition of movie stars and conservative Christians, the United States midwifed the birth of a new African nation, South Sudan. Senior American leaders attended the glittering independence celebration. This was supposed to be a liberation or a human rights project or a return to godliness. Only a few analysts saw the folly of such an ill-considered intervention.
“This place could go down in flames tomorrow,” General Scott Gration, the US military envoy, warned as independence approached. “The probability of failure is great.”

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