Altruism, Risk and Sibling Rivalry
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In 1955 Richard Wright, an American writer who wanted to hear “the human race speaking,” traveled to Bandung, Indonesia to cover the unprecedented gathering of Asian—and a few African—leaders that has become known as the Bandung Conference. The Color Curtain, Wright’s book about the conference, is among other things an appeal for altruism, a call for the West to nurture the new-born countries represented at Bandung—even if that would mean grooming potential rivals.
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Kapur, B. K., & Chong, K.
Altruistic Reveries: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences