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Posted May 16, 2012
In this book, Hessel and Morin look at the world in an objective and critical way. They realized that if politics continue the way they are now, there will not be much of a world left to offer our future generations. Although this seems like an overwhelming and daunting task, they break policy down into manageable sections and give detailed thoughts on each. They address everything from labor to education to the policies that are focused on children.
The book is small, shaped like a pocket notebook. It even has blank lined pages in the back for additional notes that reader may want to make. The great thing about the way the writing was translated is that although the diction is intellectual, with lots of five dollar words, the meaning is still comprehensible. Someone who doesn’t know much about politics or economics can still read, and even enjoy, this book. That ability to relate to a number of readers is important when dealing with a topic such as world reform. Everyone should be involved.
The authors are not preachy, they are not condescending. In fact, the compassion that they seem to have for people in general is not disguised by words like “hyperspecialization”, “compartmentalization”, or “bureaucratization”. This book is not sterile or indifferent, like a textbook. Instead, it’s full of intellectual emotion, which is as interesting as it is rare, as least on a common level.
This is a book that every college student, businessman, and politician should read, if not own. Despite the fact that you may not agree with everything that is said, it never hurts to open yourself up to new ideas and perspectives.
Posted July 7, 2013
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