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209 books · 166 voters · list created August 15th, 2008 by Hilary (votes) .
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message 1: by Deena (new)

Deena Hypothesis There are far too many books on this list that scream 'White Benevolence!' White people are kind and will fix the Other! Hurray for imperialism.


message 2: by Judy (new)

Judy Good list as a starter. I would strongly disagree with Jimmy Carter's book "Peace Not Apartheid" being on the list.


message 3: by Larry (new)

Larry Bassett Deena wrote: "There are far too many books on this list that scream 'White Benevolence!' White people are kind and will fix the Other!..."

While this is a comment from last year, it made me think today. Thanks for sharing the thought, Deena. What do you think about white people donating money to international organizations that help with famines, natural disasters, diseases etc.?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Removed Isn't It Pretty To Think So?. Spam. Does not recognizably deal with someone trying to save the world.


message 5: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis Deena wrote: "There are far too many books on this list that scream 'White Benevolence!' White people are kind and will fix the Other! Hurray for imperialism."

You can diminish this issue, of course, by adding other books. I did.


message 6: by Janet C-B (new)

Janet C-B Disagree with Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time. It didn't ring true when I read it.


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Janet wrote: "Disagree with Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time. It didn't ring true when I read it."

Even the reviews of Three Cups of Tea are negative. I am surprised it is number 1.


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