It is not for me, nor for the idealistic woman at my door, to decide what far-off peoples should do with their soil. Other people are not your proeprty, and we do not know what is best for them. Of course, we can travel to distant places, act in good faith, and give advice after learning the ins and outs of a people’s circumstances. But they might very well tell us to go away. They might even teach us a thing or two.
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