1.Describe how Farmer manages to interconnect disparate parts of his life, as well as all life in general.
2.Why did Farmer go to Russia? What was his hope? Why was there a TB epidemic in Russia (again, it’s not considered to be a 3rd World country)?
3.What political/cultural issues impeded Farmer’s attempts to court WHO and the World Bank? How well did he do convincing people that Russian prisoners deserve care?
4.Why is the Cuba episode important to Kidder’s portrait of Farmer, especially in terms of politics? What is the difference between “managing poverty” and “managing wealth”?