Plus, George McGovern on Shriver's "boundless heart" and John Coyne on how Shriver built the Peace Corps.
Norman Rush and his wife, Elsa, were co-directors of the Peace Corps in Botswana from 1978 to 1983.
They were trying to mirror SNCC and SDS globally and move the Peace Corps in that direction.
An agency of the United States government that sends American volunteers to developing nations to help improve living standards and provide training. Created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, under the auspices of the Department of State, the Peace Corps provides an opportunity to share American wealth, technology, and expertise. During the cold war it also served as a means for spreading American influence and values in the hope of preventing developing nations from allying themselves with the Soviet Union.