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On meritocracy...

This is why a system based on meritocracy doesn’t work – because not everyone lives in equal circumstances and life just happens. All it takes is a string of disasters and the lack of a supporting network for your life to crumble down in a system that prizes meritocracy.

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On advanced directives...

“If I’m not me, I don’t want to be.”

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On fundamentalism and terrorism...

“Terror incidents lead many Westerners to perceive Islam as inherently extremist, but I think that is too glib and simple-minded. Small numbers of terrorists make headlines, but they aren’t representative of a complex and diverse religion of 1.6 billion adherents. 114 more words

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On Education and Untapped Resources...

““Education works,” Bohan said simply. “Good education works for everybody, everywhere. It worked for you, for me, and it works for Haitians.”

“A few days ago, we saw the news of the horrific Pakistani Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar. 162 more words

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