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Citizen Of The World

Suffering And Solidarity In The 21ST Century

by Donald H. Dunson & James A Dunson

Jacket

Paperback
Price: £14.99
Publisher:Orbis Books from Alban Books
Published:December 2013
ISBN:978-1-626-98045-7
Review:

"To deal more kindly with one another is likely the sole path to a more hopeful future for all of humanity."

The authors reflect on the roles of moral argument, emotion, and personal experience through travel and observation, in generating more kindness and building a greater solidarity with ‘all seven billion human beings who call our small planet home'. They speak of both the strengths and weaknesses of each of those categories.

Donald grounds his contribution on lived experience, and quotes many concrete examples of solidarity in action. James takes a more reflective and philosophical approach to global citizenship.

We are offered here two perspectives on being citizens of the world, both or either of which we may find convincing.

Sadly, I felt that when it comes to the question posed by Chapter 4, namely ‘What is to be done?' the book fails to provide an answer.



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