by TomBentley What if rulers from a far-off land insisted that all subjects eat an allegedly beneficial imported cheese with a complex, challenging flavor? And what if a good percentage of the subjects were indifferent to eating it, or ate it only reluctantly, or refused to eat it entirely? And what if there were conflicting information about whether the cheese was even good for you at all? Peculiar metaphors aside, that’s how I saw my 2004–2005 year of teaching college English on the Micronesian island of Kosrae, a country with (for me) uncomfortable dependencies on the United States. Micronesia’s history […]
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