By Ken Gire
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As a tender guy, Albert Schweitzer appeared destined for greatness. His colossal expertise and fortitude propelled him to a spot as certainly one of Europe’s most famous philosophers, theologians, and musicians within the early 20th century. but Schweitzer stunned his contemporaries via leaving behind worldly luck and embarking on an epic trip into the wilds of French Equatorial Africa, vowing to function a lifelong health care professional to “the least of these” in a mysterious land rife with famine, illness, and superstition.[b]<b>[i]<b><b>
Enduring trouble, clash, and private struggles, he and his cherished spouse, Hélène, grew to become French prisoners of conflict in the course of WWI, and Hélène later battled power health problems.
Ken Gire’s page-turning, novelesque narrative sheds new mild on Schweitzer’s faith-in-action ethic and his dedication to honor God by way of celebrating the sacredness of all life.
The legacy of this 1952 Nobel Prize honoree endures within the thriving African sanatorium group that started in a humble chook coop, within the hundreds of thousands who've drawn concept from his instance, and within the problem that emanates from his lifestyles tale into our day.
Albert Schweitzer appeared destined for greatness—and he completed it by means of making his existence his maximum sermon to an international in determined desire of desire and therapeutic.
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5 Both colonial and international modernisers employed a technocratic rhetoric in line with their conﬁdence in scientiﬁc planning. In the language of leading ‘action intellectuals’ in modernisation theory and development economics, hunger and poverty were symptoms of Planning Kariba 23 ‘underdevelopment’, which were to be remedied by ‘development’. 6 Processes of scientisation also became manifest in the British Colonial Ofﬁce (CO), where the civil servant who ‘knew his natives’ was gradually replaced by the technical expert, specialising in particular subject areas such as health, agriculture, or medicine (Cooper 2005: 37; cf.
Summarising the central ideas, practices, and strategies of the double project of nation-building and modernisation, I argue that the actors’ positions, entangled between global and local, black and white, colonisers and colonised, help explain why state-building development became an ambivalent trajectory of continuity, transgressing the colonial/postcolonial divide. 1 Global high modernism and the Kariba Dam scheme Once this colonial process has begun in any country, nobody can stop it. The native population grows, because it is more or less protected from strife and famine and disease.
4 Against this backdrop, the situation in southcentral Africa proved particularly complicated, since Britain struggled with anti-colonial nationalism from two fronts: Southern Rhodesian settlers’ aspirations for a white-dominated independent nation were perceived as a major threat to social peace, while African political organisations became increasingly radical and outspoken. Determined to avoid South Africa’s answer to the problem of race relations – apartheid and separate development – the British Government decided to experiment with ‘multiracialism’ and ‘partnership’ in the new Central African Federation (Marks 1999: 563–5; Murphy 2005: xxxiv–lix).
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