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Thursday, August 27, 2020

If Alice were to return today ...


One-hundred-and-fifty-five years ago, after visiting Wonderland, Alice stepped into a mirror and discovered the world of the looking-glass. If Alice were to return today, she'd only have to peek out the window.

Or read Eduardo Galeano's "Upside Down", a funny and shocking exposé of First World privileges and assumptions. It's a terrifying and angry description of the world we live in, a world unevenly divided between abundance and deprivation, carnival and torture, power and helpless-ness, where poverty kills, people are hungry, machines are more precious than humans, and children work from dark to dark.

I found a dog-eared copy in Sydney; you may find a better one on ebay. Click here for some quotes from the book.

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