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Nina Munk

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Nina Munk, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, is an American journalist and author. Her books include The Idealist Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty and Fools Rush In: Steve Case Jerry Levin and the Unmaking of AOL Time Warner .
Formerly a senior writer at Fortune, and before that a senior editor at Forbes, her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Fortune. Among other literary prizes, she has been awarded three Business Journalist of the Year Awards and three Front Page Awards. Her article "Rich Harvard, Poor Harvard," published in Vanity Fair, was shortlisted for the Gerald Loeb Award and is included in The Great Hangover 21 Tales of the New Recession from the Pages of Vanity Fair.
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"I thoroughly enjoyed Nina Munk’s value-free account of the Millennium Villages Project launched in Africa in 2005 at an initial cost of $120 million. Irrespective of your opinion of the impassioned Jeffrey Sachs, who possesses a sharp mind and an..." Read more of this review »
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I've read this book so many times that the spine has split, the cover is ragged, and pages are falling out. Kapuscinski writes like a dream.
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“I know that if you spend enough on each person person in a village, you will change their lives. If you put in enough resources-enough mzungu,foreigners, technical assistance, and money-lives change. I know that....The problem is, when you walk, what happens? -Simon Bland”
Nina Munk, The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty

“It’s never enough,” he repeated, “but it is so much more than we had before. Without the Millennium project there would be no drugs, there would be no surgical equipment, there would be no way to operate the generator—I would be redundant most of the time. They say funding will continue, but someday it will stop, and when the funding stops, most likely everything we have done will be put to waste. I do not see how we are going to continue after they have left.”
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“What can we do? We cannot enforce. We try to explain. We want to empower. But no one can come and change them if they do not want themselves -Ahmed Maalim Mohamed”
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