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50 Facts That Should Change the World

Autor:  Jessica Williams

ISBN: 0972952969

The following review was contributed by:  Paul Lappen & CLICK TO VIEW Paul Lappen's Reviews

Here is another example of the bad job done by the
mainstream media in informing Americans about the
state of the world. This book presents a number of
facts, with accompanying essays, that will not be
covered on the evening news.

In 2002, more than 80 percent of the world's
executions took place in just three countries, China,
Iran and America. Black men born in the US stand a one
in three chance of going to jail, while white men have
a one in seventeen chance of going to jail. Because of
the Asian preference for male over female babies, and
because of China's one-child policy, China has 44
million missing women. Over one-fifth of the world's
population lives on less than one dollar a day.
One-third of the world's obese people, and over 80
percent of the smokers, live in developing countries.

Did you know that nearly half of Americans believe
that aliens have landed on Earth? According to one
estimate, there are over 67,000 lobbyists in
Washington, which equals 125 for each member of
Congress. Ten languages disappear every year. Every
year, America spends $10 billion on pornography, the
same amount it spends on foreign aid. More than 70
percent of the world has never heard a dial tone.

This book also includes sources for each of the
essays, and organizations to contact for those who are
inspired to get involved in any of these areas. It is
excellent, and I enjoyed reading it. Compare the
subjects in this book to what is shown on the
"all-news" channels. To get a very different view of
the world, this is a fine place to start.

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