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WorldView | Special Books Edition

April 2022

April 18, 2022

President’s Letter: Time of Hope, Time of Crisis

Volunteers have begun to return to service. Yet millions in Ukraine are now in harm’s way.   By Glenn Blumhorst   This is a hopeful time for the Peace Corps: On March 14, a group of Volunteers arrived in Lusaka, Zambia. Just over a week later, on March 23, Volunteers arrived in the Dominican Republic. They are […]

April 18, 2022

Peace Corps Volunteers Have Begun Returning Overseas

After a send-off from First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the White House, Volunteers headed for Zambia and the Dominican Republic in March. Here are the 24 countries they will be returning to first. More are being added this spring.   By NPCA Staff Photo courtesy Peace Corps Zambia   Two years after all Peace Corps […]

April 6, 2022

Breaking News: President Biden Announces that He Will Nominate Carol Spahn to Lead the Peace Corps

Carol Spahn has led the agency during a challenging time in Peace Corps history. On Wednesday, President Biden announced that he intends to nominate her to serve as the 21st Director of the Peace Corps. By Jonathan Pearson Photo from Peace Corps video   In a release issued by the White House on April 6, President Biden […]

Ukraine: Helping Those in Harm’s Way

April 23, 2022

The Future Is Unwritten

Peace, friendship, and a people whose anthem is “Ukraine Has Not Perished Yet” From the editor of WorldView By Steven Boyd Saum   In the summer of 2019, during early parliamentary elections in Ukraine, I served as an observer with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. With a fellow observer from Canada and a driver and interpreter […]

BIG PICTURE

Refugees From the War

Two young children and their mother on a train prepare to leave L’viv, Ukraine. Some 10 million people have fled their homes since the nation was invaded by Russia on February 24. Four million are now refugees beyond Ukraine’s borders. Two million are children. Not since World War II has the world seen a humanitarian crisis escalate so quickly. The devastation in cities like Kharkiv and Chernihiv and Mariupol is cruel and horrific. Amid this war, members of the Peace Corps community have been rallying to help those in harm’s way. There is one responsibility we all share: Do not look away. Read more.

April 22, 2022

Listen and Watch: Conversations and Podcasts on Ukraine from the Peace Corps Community

TERRELL J. STARR | Host of the “Black Diplomats” podcast Just before Russia invaded Ukraine, Starr wrote for Foreign Policy: “This is what Ukrainians understand and progressives don’t about Putin: Diplomacy doesn’t mean anything if your adversary can kill you and steal your land without consequence.” Starr was a Volunteer in Georgia 2003–05, had a Fulbright in Ukraine, […]

February 24, 2022

The War of Aggression Against Ukraine Must Stop

We in the Peace Corps community stand in solidarity with the people and communities in Ukraine who are now in harm’s way. By Steven Boyd Saum, Jeffrey Janis, and Gretchen Upholt   Early this morning, Ukraine — a free and independent nation — became the victim of an unprovoked war of aggression launched by Vladimir […]

“Serving steadfastly during these unprecedented times, the Peace Corps has continued to encourage deeper understanding and appreciation between Americans from all walks of life, and nations far and wide.”

     —U.S. Senator Robert Menendez

In video remarks at the NPCA National Days of Advocacy kickoff on March 3, 2022, announcing that he would soon be introducing the Peace Corps Reauthorization Act in the Senate.

The Book Locker Returns

Recent writing from and about the Peace Corps community

AS A SPECIES, WE ARE NURTURED BY STORIES. Yet since the evacuation of Peace Corps Volunteers from around the world in March 2020, we’ve had to put on hold some of the regular fare in the digital and print pages of WorldView. That includes the latest books. So we have some catching up to do. From the realm of words and ideas, here’s a look at recent writing across a range of genres — from leading journalists, key policy analysts, and writers of history, as well as photographers and illustrators who shape stories through images. From the trove of memoirs published by members of the Peace Corps community — staff, Volunteers, and former students alike — we offer a sampling of recent work, tracing stories across the decades.

Wait, you say. What about poetry, fiction, essays, and biography, not to mention books for young readers and volumes of art and illustration? Fear not: They’re coming your way in our next books installment. As are some new true stories from around the globe.

Current Events & Politics

April 19, 2022

In ‘Last Best Hope,’ George Packer Seeks to Find a Way for Americans to Talk with Each Other Again

Last Best Hope America in Crisis and Renewal By George Packer Farrar, Straus and Giroux   Reviewed by Marnie Mueller   George Packer’s Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal is a self-described political pamphlet in long-form essay, not unlike Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, written in a period of change, about that very change. Packer’s goal is to […]

April 19, 2022

For Years, Sarah Chayes Told U.S. Leaders in Afghanistan Truths They Did Not Want to Hear About Corruption. Now She Looks at What Is Corroding Democracy at Home.

On Corruption in America And What Is at Stake By Sarah Chayes Penguin Random House   Reviewed by Steven Boyd Saum   Back in 2015, when Sarah Chayes published Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, she gave an interview in which she warned: “As far as Afghanistan is concerned, I think the window of opportunity […]

April 17, 2022

Michael E. O’Hanlon Has Counseled ‘Resolute Restraint’ in an Age of Peace. But Has That Age Come to an End?

The Art of War in an Age of Peace U.S. Grand Strategy and Resolute Restraint By Michael E. O’Hanlon Yale University Press   Reviewed by Steven Boyd Saum   Published last year, Michael E. O’Hanlon’s most recent volume of strategy recommendations for U.S. global engagement has a title that’s been overtaken by events: In this “age […]

The Peace Corps: Impact & Influence

April 18, 2022

A Tenth Anniversary Edition of Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers

Voices from the Peace Corps Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers By Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson University Press of Kentucky   Review by Steven Boyd Saum   A decade ago, Angene and Jack Wilson published Voices from the Peace Corps. Now comes a tenth anniversary edition with a foreword by National Peace Corps Association President and CEO Glenn […]

April 18, 2022

Some 2,000 Peace Corps Volunteers Served in Korea. They Have Also Helped Shape the Study of That Nation in the United States.

Peace Corps Volunteers and the Making of Korean Studies in the United States Edited by Seung-kyung Kim and Michael Robinson Center for Korea Studies, University of Washington   Reviewed by Steven Boyd Saum   The Peace Corps sent more than 2,000 Volunteers to South Korea 1966–81, to teach English and advise on healthcare. “Their experiences affected their […]

April 17, 2022

How People Experience Idealism, Why It Dies, and Why That Matters

The Death of Idealism Development and Anti-Politics in the Peace Corps By Meghan Elizabeth Kallman Columbia University Press   Reviewed by Steven Boyd Saum   You might surmise from its title that this is not a book that casts the Peace Corps experience in a particularly rosy light. You would be right, sort of. But Meghan Elizabeth Kallman […]

History

April 20, 2022

When Martin Luther King Jr. Was Arrested for Taking Part in a Student-Led Sit-In in Atlanta, It Could Have Cost Him His Life.

Nine Days The Race to Save Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life and Win the 1960 Election By Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick Farrar, Straus and Giroux   Reviewed by Steven Boyd Saum   In October 1960, days after presidential candidate John F. Kennedy delivered an impromptu address at the University of Michigan that would spark the creation of […]

April 18, 2022

Understanding New Diasporas and Transnationality Through the Voices of African Immigrants to Kentucky

Voices of African Immigrants in Kentucky Migration, Identity, and Transnationality By Francis Musoni, Iddah Otieno, Angene Wilson, and Jack Wilson University Press of Kentucky   Reviewed by Steven Boyd Saum   The heart of this book is based on oral history interviews with nearly 50 Africa-born immigrants in Kentucky — of which there are now more than 22,000. […]

April 20, 2022

How the May 1980 Democratic Uprising in South Korea Was Met with Brute Force: A First-Person Account

Witnessing Gwangju By Paul Courtright Hollym Publishers   Reviewed by Steven Boyd Saum   Paul Courtright arrived in South Korea in 1979 to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer, based in a community near the southern tip of the Korean peninsula. He worked with patients afflicted with Hansen’s disease, also known as leprosy. On May 19, […]

April 18, 2022

What Happens When Diplomats Fail to Understand the History of Nations Where They Serve — from the Perspective of the People in Those Nations?

History Shock When History Collides with Foreign Relations By John Dickson University of Kansas Press   Reviewed by Nathalie Vadnais   John Dickson gleans insights from 25 years as a foreign service officer, much of which included hard lessons that came from not having a deeper knowledge of a host country’s history. That leads time and again […]

April 18, 2022

Ken Rutherford Played a Key Role with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Now He Looks at How Mines Were First Widely Deployed.

America’s Buried History Landmines in the Civil War By Kenneth Rutherford Savas Beatie   Reviewed by Nathalie Vadnais and Steven Boyd Saum Illustration from the cover of America’s Buried History   There are tens of millions of land mines buried in dozens of countries around the world. Each year thousands of civilians are maimed and killed by […]

Nonfiction

April 20, 2022

On the Plain of Snakes

In the mountains near Oaxaca, tales of El Norte: among weavers and migrant workers who left family and home for work across the border — and returned. Conversations from a time before COVID.   By Paul Theroux On a sojourn in pursuit of understanding, writer Paul Theroux set out five years ago to travel the […]

April 18, 2022

A Guide to Help Teachers to Shift the Framework for Understanding the Corps of Discovery Expedition

Teaching Critically About Lewis and Clark Challenging Dominant Narratives in K–12 Curriculum By Alison Schmitke, Leilani Sabzalian, Jeff Edmundson Teachers College Press   Shifting the framework for understanding the Corps of Discovery expedition is the goal of this guide, which brings Indigenous perspectives and contemporary issues to the task of reshaping how teachers approach the […]

April 21, 2022

He Started Out Selling Soap. And Went On to Found the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Good Business The Talk, Fight, Win Way to Change the World By Bill Novelli Johns Hopkins University Press   Reviewed by Steven Boyd Saum   Bill Novelli’s career includes serving as CEO of AARP, founding the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, leading the humanitarian organization CARE, and establishing global PR agency Porter Novelli. He teaches in […]

April 15, 2022

Applying Lessons Learned from Decades in Development

How to Improve the World Quickly By Chris Roesel Peace Corps Writers   After Chris Roesel served as a Volunteer in Guatemala 1973–75, “how to help those most in need was the question that drove me,” he writes. The result, chronicled here, brings together analysis of and on-the-ground lessons learned from projects in more than 20 countries […]

April 15, 2022

More Nonfiction from the Book Locker

Under the Influence Putting Peer Pressure to Work By Robert Frank Princeton University Press   Reviewed by NPCA Staff   Robert H. Frank (Nepal 1966–68) is a pioneer and champion of behavioral economics, and in his many books, essays, and interviews he addresses moral sentiments, positional goods, expenditure cascades, the ever-widening income gap, the role of […]

Memoir

April 20, 2022

An Audience with the King

For 30 years Ambika Joshee worked for the Peace Corps in Nepal. His memoir, The Life of a Nepali Village Boy, is a candid account of a country being transformed — and traces a personal quest for knowledge, justice, and understanding. Here is an excerpt. An Audience with the King By Ambika Mohan Joshee   Bandipur is seven kilometers […]

April 20, 2022

For “Hardball” Host Chris Matthews, a Life in Politics Began with the Nixon-Kennedy Battle in 1960

This Country My Life in Politics and History By Chris Matthews Simon & Schuster   Reviewed by Steven Boyd Saum   “I suppose everyone has a moment that wins them over to a lifelong enthusiasm,” Chris Matthews writes early on in This Country. “For me, it was the 1960 battle between Vice President Richard Nixon and Senator John […]

April 21, 2022

Peanut Flour, Peace Corps, and the President

In 1967, Jack Allison wrote and recorded a song that went on to be the No. 1 hit in Malawi for two years running. Then the president kicked him out of the country.   45 RPM: “Ufa Wa Mtedza (The Peanut Flour Song)”  — No. 1 in Malawi 1967–70. Photo courtesy Jack Allison   The […]

April 27, 2022

Personal Discovery and Historical Clashes

An Indian Among los Indígenas A Native Travel Memoir By Ursula Pike Heyday     Review by Rich Wandschneider   There are many important aspects to this book. Here are three: Ursula Pike is a fine writer, with an eye for people and places in Bolivia, and an ear for the sounds of languages, buses, and silence; […]

April 29, 2022

‘You probably shouldn’t tell anyone about being Indian; people can’t tell by looking at you.’

An excerpt from An Indian Among los Indígenas   By Ursula Pike Photo by Stephanie Macias Gibson   Read a review of Ursula Pike’s memoir here.   Bolivians told me all the time that they were proud of their Incan ancestors, and the kids often bragged that Kantuta meant Sacred Flower of the Incas in Quechua. Yet they knew what many […]

April 18, 2022

In Papua New Guinea, Seeking to Understand Community — and an Act of Horrific Violence

The Tin Can Crucible A Firsthand Account of Modern-day Sorcery Violence By Christopher Davenport Lume Books   Reviewed by Leo Cecchini    The Tin Can Crucible is a fascinating account of how Christopher Davenport is inculcated into the customs, morals, values, and way of life in a village where he trains for his teaching assignment in Papua New Guinea, […]

April 16, 2022

A Collective Memoir of Peace Corps Libya

101 Arabian Tales How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya Edited by Randolph W. Hobler Lulu Books   Reviewed by D.W. Jefferson   Randy Hobler has taken on the herculean task of writing a comprehensive history of the Peace Corps in Libya, in the form of a collective memoir of 101 Volunteers. He interviewed as […]

April 18, 2022

A Humble Man Who Believes There Is Good in Humanity and Is Committed to Justice

American Dreamer Memoirs of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Central America and Beyond By David Taylor Ives Epigraph Publishing   Reviewed by Jim Skelton   Decades before David Taylor Ives took on responsibilities as the executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute of Quinnipiac University, he served as a Volunteer in Costa Rica 1980–82. Included in this […]

April 18, 2022

A Memoir of a Journey from a Farming Village in Togo to Study in the U.S. And a Tribute to a Father Who Was Orphaned Before the Age of Two.

From Orphan to Greatness An African Story By Pierre Komi T. Adade Page Publishing   “All his life, my father has done everything he could to help his children succeed,” writes Pierre Komi T. Adade. “As he likes to tell us, ‘My main goal in life is to help you succeed whatever the cost so […]

April 22, 2022

An Affectionate Portrait of a Town in Senegal from Half a Century Ago — and an Invitation from the President to Return

Peace Corps Senegal 1968–70 By Carolee Buck. Photography by Carolee and Art Buck Independently Published Photo: M’Bayang, one of the women who was part of the social center in Fatick   Reviewed by Steven Boyd Saum   Carolee Buck professes to be a reluctant author and makes no claim to be a storyteller. It took the coaxing of […]

April 19, 2022

Understanding a New Meaning of Home

Tales of Togo A Young Woman’s Search for Home in West Africa By Meredith Pike-Baky Peace Corps Writers   Reviewed by Bill Preston   This candid and heartfelt memoir chronicles the twists and turns, the ups and downs, and the sometimes sideways arc of Meredith Pike-Baky’s time teaching English and living in Togo in the early 1970s. […]

April 17, 2022

As a Child, She Fled Nazi Germany with Her Family. Two Decades After the War, She Was a Chemist Teaching at a University in Lagos with the Peace Corps.

My Years in the Early Peace Corps Nigeria, 1964–1965 (Volume 1) Ethiopia, 1965–1966 (Volume 2) By Sonja Krause Goodwin Hamilton Books   Reviewed by Steven Boyd Saum   Sonja Krause Goodwin had already traveled far from home, earned a doctorate in chemistry, and worked for six years as a physical chemist when she joined the Peace […]

News & Updates

March 28, 2022

President Proposes Slight Increase in Peace Corps Funding in Newest Proposal to Congress

Two weeks after finally signing a Fiscal Year 2022 spending package into law, President Biden has sent his Fiscal Year 2023 budget to Capitol Hill. His proposal requests a $20 million increase for the Peace Corps.   By Jonathan Pearson   For the first time in six years the executive branch has submitted a Peace Corps […]

April 20, 2022

Fixing Loan Forgiveness for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Rep. John Garamendi joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona asking for returned Volunteers to be included in Public Service Loan Forgiveness Reforms. By Jonathan Pearson   In early March 2022, CNN reported that the U.S. Department of Education has identified 100,000 borrowers eligible for debt cancellation […]

April 14, 2022

Good News from Maryland: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Will Now Get In-State Tuition

It’s a change long overdue. And advocacy from NPCA and dozens of returned Volunteers ensured support for bipartisan legislation signed into law in April.   By Jonathan Pearson   Far too often, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers are left behind at the state government level when it comes to benefits that are afforded others for their service […]

April 21, 2022

Dear Editor: Why Peace Corps Matters

Here’s what the Peace Corps community in one state has to say about it. Some lessons and inspiration from New Mexico.   By Jonathan Pearson   As National Peace Corps Association worked with members of the Peace Corps community to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Peace Corps Act last September, we launched […]

December 24, 2021

Update: The Tragedy That Occurred with the Killing of Rabia Issa in Tanzania Must Not Be the End of the Story

An investigative story by USA Today published December 21 chronicles the killing of Rabia Issa, a mother of three in Tanzania, who was struck by a car driven by a Peace Corps staff member in August 2019. Members of the Peace Corps community have begun working to try to bring justice for her family. And they want […]

April 22, 2022

Relief for Tonga

In the aftermath of disaster, raising awareness and funds to support community-driven response By Michael Hassett and Chiara Collette Relief supplies for communities devastated by the eruption and tsunami. Photo by Drew Havea   On January 15, an underwater volcano erupted in the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific, sending a wide plume of soot […]

April 21, 2022

Peace Corps Introduces an Ethical Storytelling Toolkit

A video and workbook to help Volunteers — and those who served years ago — think about storytelling. That includes intercultural dialogue and awareness of whose voices are at the center of a story. By NPCA Staff Image courtesy Peace Corps video    Shortly before the first Volunteers began returning to service overseas in March 2022, […]

April 21, 2022

What’s Your Story? The Museum of the Peace Corps Experience and the Peace Corps Oral History Project Want to Help You Tell It.

Bring your Peace Corps experience to a wider world.   The Museum of the Peace Corps Experience seeks to preserve Peace Corps stories and objects donated by Volunteers: museumofthepeacecorpsexperience.org The Peace Corps Oral History project has trained interviewers ready to capture your story. They have extended a special invitation to those who served in Ukraine to tell stories […]

Peace Corps Writers Awards

April 22, 2022

Stories of Racism — Confronted by a Family with Courage and Love

A tribute to decades of work by children’s author Mildred D. Taylor. This year, Peace Corps Writers recognized her with the Writer of the Year Award. By John Coyne Illustration by Montse Bernal   Mildred Delois Taylor is a critically acclaimed author of children’s novels. In 1977, she won the Newbery Medal, the most prestigious […]

April 22, 2022

Experience and Empathy

The most recent Peace Corps Writers awards: love in Peru, the world’s biggest owl, a murder trial in Tanzania, and the lifetime contributions of a novelist whose characters meet racism with courage and love Photo: Persian man smoking. From The Face of Iran Before by photographer Dennis Briskin   BAKED INTO THE MISSION of the whole Peace Corps […]

April 25, 2022

GALLERY: The Face of Iran Before …

A selection from Dennis Briskin’s photos from Iran in the late 1960s. His book was recognized with the Rowland Scherman Award for Best Photography Book by Peace Corps Writers. By NPCA Staff   Dennis Briskin has published a collection of 60 photographs from the city of Arak and central Iran, where he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer 1967–69. Briskin […]

People and Ideas

April 15, 2022

Stories of the Human Heart

Founded in 2003, StoryCorps shares stories to deepen connections between people and create a just, compassionate world. Sandra Clark is the first woman of color to lead the nonprofit as StoryCorps CEO. By Tiffany James   Photo courtesy StoryCorps   In February Sandra Clark (Guinea-Bissau 1990–94) took on a new role as CEO of StoryCorps — the nonprofit organization that, through stories, has sought to deepen connections between […]

April 18, 2022

Return to Mogadishu

Larry André is the new U.S. ambassador to Somalia. Photo courtesy the U.S. Secretary of Defense   Larry André, who served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal 1983–85, is the new U.S. ambassador to Somalia. A career foreign service officer, he arrived in Mogadishu in January. It wasn’t his first visit. Back in 2007, André developed the […]

April 25, 2022

To Mark 30 Years, Peace Corps in Mongolia Is Honored with the Polar Star

The highest award given to foreign citizens was presented to Country Director Kim Mansaray. By NPCA Staff Photos courtesy the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia    For the 30th anniversary of the Peace Corps in Mongolia, last summer Country Director Kim Mansaray — who served as a Volunteer herself in Sierra Leone 1983–85 — was presented with the highest […]

April 18, 2022

Park Experience, Antarctic Service, a National Press Foundation Award — and a Recently Appointed Rep in Raleigh

Recognition for three members of the Peace Corps community. And an RPCV appointed to the North Carolina Legislature. By NPCA Staff Photo: Shelton Johnson, recipient of the 2022 American Park Experience Award. Courtesy National Park Service   Shelton Johnson | Liberia 1982–83 Shelton Johnson received the 2022 American Park Experience Award for his years of advocating for diversity in […]

April 21, 2022

Peace Corps ‘Jeopardy!’

Four recent contestants — and one champion By NPCA Staff Geographer Charles Fogelman. Photo courtesy “Jeopardy!” Here’s your clue: This University of Illinois geographer served with the Peace Corps in Lesotho 2003–05, once hosted Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso for dinner in Harlem, nailed questions in the category “The Equator” … and became champion on “Jeopardy!” […]

WATCH: Connecting Youth in South Africa and the U.S.

Meisha Lerato Robinson (Benin 2000–02, South Africa 2012) is founder of I Am, We Are (IAWA), an NGO supporting youth in South Africa and the U.S. Here’s how an NPCA Community Fund Grant helped IAWA pivot to fostering virtual connections for youth in the time of COVID.

Edited by Orrin Luc

WATCH: COVID-19 Put Diego Romero’s Peace Corps Service on Hold. Now Volunteers Are Returning to Service. So Will He.

In February 2020, Diego Romero received his invitation to serve in the Peace Corps as a youth development specialist in Morocco. The following month, all Volunteers were evacuated from around the world because of COVID-19. Now that Volunteers are returning to service overseas, here’s why Romero is still ready to serve.

Edited by Orrin Luc

WATCH: Chicas de Transformación

Elyse Magen worked with a women-run farming collective in Colombia, where she served as a Volunteer 2018–20. With the support of an NPCA community fund grant, they were able to make necessary upgrades and launch a new line of chocolate products they were unable to produce before, increasing profit margins.

Edited by Orrin Luc

Letters

April 22, 2022

Letters: Readers Respond to the Special 60th Anniversary Edition of WorldView

Letters, emails, LinkedIn and Instagram comments, Facebook posts, tweets, and other missives. We’re happy to continue the conversation here and on all those nifty social media platforms. One way to write us: [email protected]   Thanks to NPCA as We Return to Service As we prepare to return to Zambia in May 2022, we want to say thank you […]

Masthead

April 22, 2022

Meet the Team Behind the Winter 2022 Edition of WorldView

The editorial and creative teams who put together the special 2022 Books Edition of WorldView magazine for digital and print       PUBLISHER |  Glenn Blumhorst EDITOR | Steven Boyd Saum EDITOR EMERITUS | David Arnold ART DIRECTOR | Pamela Fogg ASSOCIATE EDITOR, GLOBAL STORIES | Tiffany James DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER | Orrin Luc WORLDVIEW INTERN | Nathalie Vadnais     CONTRIBUTORS COVER AND BOOKS FEATURE PACKAGE Design by Pamela […]

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