Le Jardin des plantes de Taichung
6 years ago
Theodore Roosevelt wrote to a friend in the year 1897: "In strict confidence . . . I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one."while this paragraph from Chapter 24 The Coming Revolt of the Guards:
One percent of the nation owns a third of the wealth. The rest of the wealth is distributed in such a way as to turn those in the 99 percent against one another: small property owners against the propertyless, black against white, native-born against foreign-born, intellectuals and professionals against the uneducated and unskilled. These groups have resented one another and warred against one another with such vehemence and violence as to obscure their common position as sharers of leftovers in a very wealthy country.clearly struck a chord with me. Whether you are from the third world, or the first or industrialised world, the developing South or the developed North, rich or poor, East or West, (former and existing or defacto) colony or (part of any) declining or ascending empire, regardless of your political leanings, you are bound to relate to some, if not many of the points made in this book.