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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding work, 26 April 2012
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This review is from: The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice (Kindle Edition)
This is an incredibly important, if difficult book from a Christopher Hitchens.

We project our own hopes and desires on people such as Mother Theresa, and do not question the image that the media portrays of her. We need to think there is someone in the world doing all the good that we ourselves are failing to do. We want to believe that by supporting this work, we will be absolved, at least in part, for our lack of greater contribution to healing the world's ills. What we forget, however, is that the mission that we wish to see is not necessarily the one that Mother Theresa was undertaking.

It is exceedingly well written, balanced and all his assertions are backed up with verifiable facts. It makes for very uncomfortable reading which will (as you may expect if you have raed any Hitchens before)challenge your world view.

I highly recommend that everyone reads this.
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