Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World

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St Martins Press, Oct 5, 2001 - Business & Economics - 358 pages
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In a series of mock lesson plans and a "program of study" Galeano provides an eloquent, passionate, funny and shocking exposé of First World privileges and assumptions. From a master class in "The Impunity of Power" to a seminar on "The Sacred Car"—with tips along the way on "How to Resist Useless Vices" and a declaration of the "The Right to Rave"—he surveys a world unevenly divided between abundance and deprivation, carnival and torture, power and helplessness.

We have accepted a "reality" we should reject, he writes, one where poverty kills, people are hungry, machines are more precious than humans, and children work from dark to dark. In the North, we are fed on a diet of artificial need and all made the same by things we own; the South is the galley slave enabling our greed.

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User Review  - Anita Trabal - Goodreads

Brilliant book. Recommend it to anyone looking for a different perspective on the whole and why it is the way it is. Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

The best of Eduardo Galeano. What would happen if we lived in an upside down world? Perhaps we already know. Read full review

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Eduardo Galeano, one of Latin America's most distinguished writers, journalists, and historians, is the author of the Memory of Fire trilogy (winner of the 1989 American Book Award), Open Veins of Latin America, and many other works. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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