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Posted October 27, 2011
A pathetic attempt by this author to portray that he actually cares about making this world a better place. A fairytale of fables that sheds no light into his world, or ideas that are his, or the way that he lives. A slow read and sometimes hard to follow dialogue. A book which suggests partnership and values and lacks the life or the experience to present it. A uncredible author to present such ideas.
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Posted October 14, 2011
Action, suspense, menace and thrills abound in this work of fiction which takes an informed and citical look at modern governance and suggests a new course for world leaders to steer. Through the mechanism of email exchanges and journal entries by the main characters, the author maintains intrigue and excitement, and a good dose of wry humor, while examining what is wrong with current world leadership (governing through dominance) and proposing a return to partnership as a way forward. As his characters develop and transform themselves (and each other), Mr. Henderson gradually reveals his thesis, giving embodiment to his humanist observations. A great read.
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Posted November 29, 2011
The author, a combination of Paul Theroux and Alexis de Tocqueville, provides part travelogue/adventure and part social critique.
Henderson masterfully uses the intrepid adventures of Silence Dogwood and John Burger to persuade the reader to use critical thinking to challenge the current world order. The thesis of changing from a greedy hegemonic geopolitical structure to a more collaborative and egalitarian world are discreetly weaved into an intriguing glimpse of expatriate life in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama.
The ¿Occupy Wall Street¿ movement would benefit by having Henderson as their spokesman.
John Kenneth Galbraith once stated ¿The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking¿ Henderson is challenging us to think.
Not only an enjoyable read but thought provoking.
Chris White Los Angeles, California
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