Aspiring world-changers shouldn't shy away from politics, but there is pragmatism to NGOs' apolitical stances.
Articles By: Tyler Cusick
Tyler Cusick is a Staff Writer for the World section of the Harvard Political Review. He is originally from Westfield, NJ. Tyler is a sophomore Social Studies concentrator at the College. He is also a member of the Harvard Track and Cross Country teams. Tyler's online column focuses on international humanitarianism. His other interests include foreign culture, professional tennis, and music.
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“At the root of human responsibility is the concept of perfection, the urge to achieve it, the intelligence to find a path towards it, and the will to follow that path if not to the end at least the distance needed to rise above individual limitations and environmental impediments. It is man’s vision of a world fit for rational, civilized ... Read More
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