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That Would Be Impressive

If the “single least-controversial thing you can say about foreign aid and third-world development” is that they are “really, really helpful for the nation you’re trying to help out to become less corrupt,” which is a claim few opponents of foreign aid would accept as true, what would be the most controversial thing you could say about them?  That they bring back the dead?

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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