'American Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps'

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The new book American Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps tells the true story of a Peace Corps volunteer who was murdered in 1976 in the Pacific Island nation of Tonga. Another Peace Corps volunteer was accused of the murder but judged not guilty by reason of insanity by a Tongan court. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with author Philip Weiss.

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