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Carl Childress says: The Peace Corps was a resounding success in the 60s. It would fail miserably today

Carl Childress says: The Peace Corps was a resounding success in the 60s. It would fail miserably today

Forty years ago, surveys showed that graduating college seniors wanted to do something for mankind. Surveys today show they only want to do something for themselves. The Peace Corps was a resounding success in the 60s. It would fail miserably today.

Carl Childress says: The Peace Corps was a resounding success in the 60s. It would fail miserably today

A volunteer, hence an idealist

"Coach," I wrote, "the fact you are a volunteer is indeed germane to how you view baseball."

Volunteer coaches, I fear, are a vanishing species. They are being killed off by training clinics for players, for umpires, even for coaches; by TV; by the general "selfishness" of today's society. Forty years ago, surveys showed that graduating college seniors wanted to do something for mankind. Surveys today show they only want to do something for themselves. The Peace Corps was a resounding success in the 60s. It would fail miserably today.

You are obviously an idealist. You and Robert Browning would have been great friends: God's in his Heaven, all's right with the world. Honesty is the best policy. Winners never cheat, and cheaters never win. Life is just a bowl of cherries. I'm looking over, a four-leaf clover. My parents were life-long idealists and marvelous people. Idealists always are. They take a lickin', and they keep on tickin'.





When this story was posted in October 2004, this was on the front page of PCOL:

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The Kerry campaign wants the RPCV vote. Read our interview with Dave Magnani, Massachusetts State Senator and Founder of "RPCVs for Kerry," and his answers to our questions about Kerry's plan to triple the size of the Peace Corps, should the next PC Director be an RPCV, and Safety and Security issues. Then read the "RPCVs for Kerry" statement of support and statements by Dr. Robert Pastor, Ambassador Parker Borg, and Paul Oostburg Sanz made at the "RPCVs for Kerry" Press Conference.

RPCV Carl Pope says the key to winning this election is not swaying undecided voters, but persuading those already willing to vote for your candidate to actually go to the polls.

Take our poll and tell us what you are doing to support your candidate.

Finally read our wrap-up of the eight RPCVs in Senate and House races around the country and where the candidates are in their races.

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