Monday, April 18, 2011

Greg Mortenson a Fraud?

Greg Mortenson is the author of Three Cups of Tea, a great book about how he started building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  I read the book in 2008 and was really inspired by someone who was actually on the ground in Pakistan, making a difference for children and upholding a tradition of soft power - cultural diplomacy.

Well, the American show 60 Minutes did an expose on him on TV last night, and it looks like some of his stories are outright lies and a lot of the money his organization received has been mismanaged if not just ripped off.  I can't tell you how disappointed I am.  It's so hard to find real heroes in this world when more and more of them turn out to be liars and frauds.

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