Troubadours: One-Man Peace Corps

The troubadours of old were asking for it. One of them, typically, made passionate love to various broad-royals until an angry count cut the blackguard's heart out, had it roasted and served to his unfaithful countess. Others sang such outrageous satires against the papacy that they helped provoke the ruinous Albigensian Crusade. Small wonder they died out. During the two centuries in which they flourished, there were about 400 of these minstrels. Today there is roughly one.

His name is Buddy Bohn. He is 23. He graduated from Illinois' Principia College and...

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