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Slumdog: Greater Insult "Slum," Not "Dog"

The friends and neighbors of “Slumdog Millionaire” child actor Mohammed Azharuddin Ismail cheer while watching the Oscars award ceremony on television outside his shanty, in Mumbai.Or might it lead to changes in the lives of the countless orphaned and other children in the slums of Mumbai that it so graphically portrays? Mumbai has hundreds of […]

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Viewpoint: To Get Our World Back On Track, Give Back

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Or, if that is too hard to stomach, simply take a month break volunteer your help anywhere there is need – a food pantry, homeless shelter, environmental project – the list is endless. It would be enough to jump-start our global economy in time for the fall’s rebound. If enough of us give back, our […]

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Leila Hadley Luce: The Last of the Great Luces?

New York, N.Y. I met Leila Hadley Luce with Hank — known to outsiders as Henry Luce III of Time-Life — in their Sutton Place residence, at a reception they threw for my first national organization, Fundamentalists Anonymous. It was late fall in 1986. They had just married and I did not know what to expect. She […]

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Can We Change Perceptions? “The Obscenity of NGOs”

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “I hate the international community who came to my country to ”˜save us!’   I despise their portrayal of Haiti as one of abject poverty and flooding!   They make 100 times the salary of ordinary Haitians, drive enormous vehicles, and buy the services of our boys and girls!   It is obscene!” So began my […]

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Christmas 2006 Essay: Regrets of a Busy Man

New York, N.Y.  As much as I am committed to moving Orphans International forward at all costs – Quand Meme – it does take a toll on me and I must admit having regrets. I have never spent a Christmas without my son for over ten years until today – he is now in my house in […]

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