In this pioneering analysis of world problems, Mohammed Mesbahi argues that meeting the basic entitlements outlined in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- for adequate food, housing, healthcare and social security for all -- is imperative for the survival of humanity in the 21st century. But after so many years of political inaction, only the massed goodwill of ordinary people can bring about an end to poverty in a world of plenty through enormous, peaceful and continuous protests across all countries.
The line of enquiry pursued in Mesbahi's five-part study is concerned with how to galvanise these unprecedented global demonstrations on behalf of the poorest members of the human family, millions of whom are needlessly dying as each year passes. Central to the book's unique discourse is a set of instructions for engaged citizens and the youth who are encouraged to lead the way in forging a huge united public voice, one that has the potential to reorder government priorities and empower the United Nations to truly represent the people of the world.
Through a graceful and often poetic prose, the reader is guided to investigate the question of world transformation from psychological, moral and spiritual perspectives, as well as from a broader political and economic analysis. As Mesbahi elucidates, we ultimately need a new education that can equip the citizens of every nation to think in terms of the 'One Humanity', with a universal understanding that the principles of sharing and cooperation are the foundations of a sustainable global economic system.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read many books on politics, but this book is very different from what I have known. Instead of going into a detailed technical and economic analysis, it looks at humanity’s problems from moral, philosophical, psychological and spiritual perspectives to show us a new way of looking at world affairs. Although many books give a very good analysis of various social, political, environmental problems etc. in detail, given their magnitude and complexity it is impossible to create a just world by tackling all those problems one by one. This book proposes a simple solution and a way forward, that is to empower the United Nations to implement Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - to ensure enough food, housing, healthcare, education and social security for every person on the planet. To this end, according to the author, we the ordinary citizens of the world must unite and mobilise massive, peaceful demonstrations to demand that our governments finally listen and take unprecedented action to end hunger and poverty. Can you imagine if every person in the world has the essentials for life guaranteed as a basic human right, and how that will reduce the stress and distrust between nations and within every society? The implications are huge! For example, the author explains very simply how it will lessen the power of big corporations and lead to a fairer distribution of the world’s resources. It will also lead to unprecedented cooperation among governments through the United Nations, which will open the gateway to solving many other global problems like climate change and military conflicts. Reading this book is an inspiring, liberating and very heartfelt experience which reminds you of the compassion and humanity that is latent within all of us, and it has personally given me a deep insight into the real causes as to why we have ended up where we are today.