Found Words – Paul Farmer

“Pragmatism has its role even in utopian struggles: to attempt too much is often to achieve too little. But the hesitation of many in the human rights community to cross the line from a rights activism of pure principles to one involving transfers of money, food, and medicine betrays a failure, I think, to address the urgent needs of the people we are trying to defend.”

-Paul Farmer, “Pathologies of Power,” pp9-10

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