By Jessica Williams
In this re-creation of her bestseller, Jessica Williams assessments the temperature of our international and diagnoses a malaise with a few surprising indicators. Get the evidence but additionally the human facet of the tale at the world?s starvation, poverty, fabric and emotional deprivation; its human rights abuses and unbelievable wealth; the unstoppable upward thrust of consumerism, psychological ailment, the medication exchange, corruption, gun tradition, the abuse of our surroundings and extra. The analysis could glance bleak, but there's desire, Williams argues, and it really is all the way down to us to behave now to alter issues.
Read Online or Download 50 Facts That Should Change the World PDF
Best pop culture books
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 are a case examine in hysteria and workforce psychology, and the cultural results nonetheless linger centuries later. This severe learn examines unique trial transcripts, historic money owed, fiction and drama, movie and tv exhibits, and vacationer websites in modern Salem, hard the method of ways historical past is accumulated and recorded.
An informative yet light-hearted examine the recognition of the Renaissance this day, this e-book was once written via a Renaissance student intrigued with the best way his topic keeps to resonate outdoors the scholarly group. His goal is to discover and describe the various manifestations of America's love of the Renaissance.
An creation to Theories of pop culture is well known as an immensely important textbook for college students taking classes within the significant theories of pop culture. Strinati presents a serious evaluate of the ways that those theories have attempted to appreciate and evaluation pop culture in sleek societies.
Drawing on 30 years of BOMB journal, this anthology of interviews brings jointly a number of the maximum figures of worldwide literature for an excellent and unforgettable number of sharp, insightful and intimate writer conversations. right here we have now a talk with Jonathan Franzen, nonetheless an unkown writer, at the eve of the e-book of The Corrections; and one with Roberto Bolaño, close to the top of his lifestyles.
- De-familiarizing Readings: Essays from the Austin Joyce Conference. (European Joyce Studies)
- The Political Culture of the Left in Affluent Britain, 1951–64: Old Labour, New Britain?
- Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction (5th Edition)
- Cartoon Origami 1
Extra resources for 50 Facts That Should Change the World
4 Access to clean water, nutrition and healthcare are crucial during pregnancy. In the West, those are a given – but that’s still not the case in many countries. Young children who don’t get enough food are far more likely to die from diseases like flu and diarrhoea, and around the world UNICEF estimates that 150 million children are malnourished. Poverty also greatly reduces life expectancy. Lack of access to safe drinking water is still a major cause of death in many countries. Polluted air or soil can cause disease, and it also makes food production more difficult.
More than half the countries in the world have abolished it in law or in practice. Amnesty notes that every year in the past decade, three countries on average have abolished the death penalty. 5 But Amnesty goes on to note that in 2005 just four countries carried out 94 per cent of all known executions: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the USA. In China, at least 1,770 people were executed, and Amnesty notes that this figure was based on limited and incomplete records – the Chinese government keeps its executions quiet and seldom publicises them, so the true figure is believed to be far higher.
This is, of course, better than nothing. But Starbucks had a real chance to lead the way in promoting fair trade, and that chance may have been missed. As Starbucks continues its march towards its target of more stores than McDonald’s, it’s sobering to think too about what that might mean for the face of our towns and cities. Not so long ago, the best you could hope for on the English high street was that your local greasy spoon might have an Italian coffee machine. Sure, in the big cities there were cafés that might serve a decent cup, but they were by no means everywhere.
50 Facts That Should Change the World by Jessica Williams