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The article focuses on Jean Vanier, founder of the international organization L'Arche, who won the 2009 Nation Builder of the Year award from the newspaper "Globe and Mail." The author describes Vanier as the impeccable subversive of the value system that equates human dignity with utility. It notes that he taught at the University of Saint Michael's College in Toronto, Ontario. It relates how Vanier established L'Arche.


Published online May 4, 2009.

At the time of publication Michael W. Higgins was affiliated with President and Vice Chancellor, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.



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