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Author MacFarquhar, Larissa, author.

Title Strangers drowning [OverDrive electronic resource] : grappling with impossible idealism, drastic choices, and the overpowering urge to help / Larissa MacFarquhar.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
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Contents For do-gooders, it is always wartime -- The bodies of strangers -- The most oppressed of all -- Duty! Thou sublime and mighty name that dost embrace nothing charming or insinuating, but requirest submission -- At once rational and ardent -- An accidental capability produced, in its boundless stupidity, by a biological process that is normally opposed to the expression of such a capability : the undermining of do-gooders, part one -- The humiliation of strangers -- The legacy of drunks : the undermining of do-gooders, part two -- One of those God things -- Kidneys -- Please reply to me as soon as possible -- The children of strangers -- The aspidistra is the tree of life : the undermining of do-gooders, part three -- From the point of view of the universe -- Something quite different from life.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Penguin Publishing Group 2015 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Humanitarianism -- Psychological aspects.
Philanthropists -- Psychology.
Altruism -- Psychological aspects.
Ethical problems.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780698195608 (electronic bk.)
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