The Third Freedom: Ending Hunger in Our Time

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - 173 páginas
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In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt described a future world founded on four essential freedoms - freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Sixty years later, nearly 20 percent of the earth's population are still seeking the third freedom, "which," Roosevelt said, "translated into world terms, means economic understanding which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants - everywhere in the world." In The Third Freedom, former three-term Democratic senator George McGovern describes his strategy to end world hunger in our time. When McGovern was the Democrats' nominee for president in 1972, 35 percent of the people in the world were hungry. By 1996, that figure was cut in half. Now, McGovern says, is the time to end world hunger entirely. "Ending it (hunger)," he says, "is a greater moral imperative now than ever before, because for the first time humanity has the instruments in hand to defeat this cruel enemy at a very reasonable cost." McGovern raises two central questions: first, what would it cost for the nations of the world to end hunger and second, what would be the cost if hunger is allowed to persist at its present levels? McGovern concludes, "I can think of no investment that would profit the international community more than erasing hunger from the face of the earth." We have the ability to end hunger, McGovern says, now it's just a matter of finding the leadership.
 

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THE THIRD FREEDOM: Ending Hunger in Our Time

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A bighearted and commonsensical approach to ending world hunger from the former US senator and one-time Presidential candidate who now serves as US representative to the UN Food and Agriculture ... Ler crítica na íntegra

Índice

A STRATEGY TO DEFEAT WORLD HUNGER
17
FOOD FOR PEACE
44
HUNGER USA
67
WOMEN AND GIRLS
81
THE VICIOUS CIRCLE HUNGER CONFLICTMORE HUNGER
99
WATER
111
ENDING WORLD HUNGER IN OUR TIME
135
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
161
INDEX
163
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Página 7 - The third is freedom from want — which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants — everywhere in the world.
Página 7 - The fourth is freedom from fear — which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor — anywhere in the world.
Página 11 - When I give food to the poor they call me a saint; when I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist.

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George McGovern was U.S. Senator from South Dakota from 1963 to 1981, and the Democratic candidate for president in 1972. He was the first director of the U.S. Food for Peace Program. McGovern is now U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies on Food and Agriculture in Rome.

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