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The Heroic Impulse

by Wib Middleton, Imagine Magazine, Spring 2016

It is a bone-chilling, dark December night in 2015. The beaches of Lesvos, Greece, are strewn with tens of thousands of worthless, bright orange "life" jackets--just another scam foisted upon refugees fleeing Syria and other war-torn countries. It is not unusual to see as many as 2,000 refugees a day attempt the watery journey from Turkey to the shores of Greece. Embarking on boats and dinghies that are overcrowded and often break down, it's a real gamble as to whether the refugees will make it the seven miles to their destination. The unimaginable death toll by drowning hits 3,000 in 2015.

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