This story of an American Peace Corps couple in Tunisia provides a window into the not-so-distant past of how individuals of dissimilar groups were able to live in friendship, harmony, and even love. It is hoped that it will awaken us to how far we have wandered from the goodness of that time and question how our leaders have allowed or even caused the hatred and conflict among our cultures. More
The world is in enormous conflict today in just about every area of human interaction. Countries, religions, races, social and economic classes, ethnic groups, organizations, and companies are all either in active dissension or at a level of extreme tension ready to explode.
Violence is everywhere. This is nothing new. Even the level of hatred among groups, countries and individuals is not unique from the past. What is new is the level of mobility and the destructive power each group possesses to destroy the other. Sometimes this power is even in the hands of an individual. Maybe this tale of friendship and love from the past can help us realize how we have we have regressed and possibly encourage us to elect leaders that can return us to civility.
Joseph Badame is a retired architect living in New Jersey. He is spending his remaining years working on projects to honor his late wife who was a master teacher. This book is one of his endeavors to pay tribute to her memory.