Nathan Schneider

Nathan Schneider is the author of Thank You, Anarchy: Notes From the Occupy Apocalypse and God in Proof: The Story of a Search From the Ancients to the Internet. His essays have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Missionary, Go Home!

By Nathan Schneider

In the 1960s, affluent American volunteers lined up to serve the neediest abroad. But the radical Catholic priest Ivan Illich urged them to reconsider their missionary zeal—“you will not help anybody by your good intentions.” More