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Malala: A Brave Soul

From the Feb. 2013 edition of The Progressive.

It was a cold winter evening in December 2009 when I reached Ziauddin, the father of Malala Yousafzai. I called him because I was doing a story about internally displaced children of Swat, a region of Pakistan that had recently witnessed intense fighting between the Taliban and the Pakistani army. He was running a private school, and he agreed to an interview.

Less Energy, More Life

Like a lot of people I know, I am concerned about mountaintop removal and climate change. But when we delay our concern until dangers have become sensational, we are late. Whether or not we are too late is a question that should not interest us. Even if we are too late, we still must accept responsibility and try to make things better.



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