Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Review: The World I Imagine by Debbie Jordan

Peace Breeds Prosperity; Poverty Hinders Peace

Peace and poverty cannot coexist. Peace is not merely the absence of conflict. Establishing and maintaining peace will take far more creativity, dedication, and hard work than war ever did. True peace would be much cheaper and far less traumatic than any war, but, to date, no one has been able to pull it off.

The essays in this collection introduce creative ideas for ending poverty everywhere, in the hope that humans can finally build a truly peaceful society where everyone enjoys at least the basic benefits of prosperity, for the first time in history.

Received from the publicist for review.

This one gets three stars. The short chapters made for easy reading breaks. I found it a bit odd that Universal Healthcare was shoved back to chapter 9 - behind elections and education. While I did not necessarily agree with all the author's suggestions, such as compulsory community service, the book was interesting and presented some intriguing ideas. The author was certainly comprehensive in her description of the world she would like to see.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


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