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The Third Freedom: Ending Hunger in Our Time

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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 ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 29th 2001 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 11th 2001)
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Mike
Apr 09, 2008 Mike rated it it was amazing
I love George McGovern. And I really really like this book. It's small. It's a quick read. But it has so much great info about global hunger, and about how we can and should end it. McGovern has been there from the beginning of the fight against global hunger. He knows it's a problem that shouldn't exist in a world where we have enough food to feed everyone. He helped to create the UN World Food Program, and he was the US Ambassador to the UN food and ag organizations. You really get a good ...more
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Jun 30, 2011 Tom Darrow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, McGovern is considered to be a political failure, but his ideas relating to solving world hunger should be taken seriously. Food prices and population are both going up all around the world. At least 20% of the world's population doesn't get the nourishment it needs. McGovern proposes some simple methods of solving this looming crisis.
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The son of a Methodist minister, George Stanley McGovern grew up in South Dakota. An indifferent student as a youth, McGovern later credited participation in high school debate with giving him confidence and he graduated in the top 10% of his high school class. His college education was interrupted by World War II, as McGovern enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served as a bomber pilot in ...more
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