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The road to hell : the ravaging effects of foreign aid and international charity, Michael Maren

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The road to hell : the ravaging effects of foreign aid and international charity
Title
The road to hell
Title remainder
the ravaging effects of foreign aid and international charity
Statement of responsibility
Michael Maren
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Michael Maren has spent much of the last twenty years in Africa, first as an aid worker, later as a journalist. He witnessed at close range a harrowing series of wars, famines, and natural disasters. In The Road to Hell he tells how CARE unwittingly assisted a Somali dictator in building a political and economic powerbase. How the UN, Save the Children, and many other nongovernmental organizations provided raw materials for ethnic factions who subsequently threatened
  • genocidal massacres in Rwanda and Burundi. He brings firsthand reports of African farmers, Western aid workers, and corrupt politicians from many countries, joined together in a vicious circle of self-interest. Above all, he heralds an important truth: humanitarian intervention and foreign aid activity is necessarily political. It gets hijacked by powerful charities and agricultural interests. It is cynically manipulated by local strongmen to control rebellious
  • populations. And it is the last refuge of Western colonialism. We all want to end the suffering. But our desire to alleviate suffering often stands in the way of the truth. If you think your charitable giving is making the Third World a better place, think again
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Maren, Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Economic assistance
  • Charities
  • Charities
  • Africa
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The road to hell : the ravaging effects of foreign aid and international charity, Michael Maren
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm35559058
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 302 pages
Isbn
9780684828008
Lccn
96041168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35559058
  • (Sirsi) a576160
Label
The road to hell : the ravaging effects of foreign aid and international charity, Michael Maren
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm35559058
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 302 pages
Isbn
9780684828008
Lccn
96041168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35559058
  • (Sirsi) a576160

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