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Letter: 20+ years of promoting global understanding

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Deltaville’s Great Decisions has just wound up its 2013 eight-session season, the most exciting one in its more than 20 years of providing a place for the average citizen to explore global and foreign policy issues.

In our small community, we are privileged to have speakers who generously give of their time and effort to enlighten the rest of us. Some are experts on their subjects, others spend many hours boning up on a topic that may be new to them. Thanks in abundance are due Tom Harris, Llew Samuels, Jonathan Hutchins, Pep Fuller, David Lee, Paul Andersen, Jerry and Marie Suyes and Mary Lib Hoinkes for providing stimulating presentations and for leading the lively discussions that followed.

An average of 60 persons turned out at each session, a remarkable number for a small, rural community. They asked thoughtful questions and made insightful comments that helped us explore each topic further. We were given much to ponder on subjects that inclu...

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