In a fake german university (like the one in Cairo): you see the president (same applies to the “president of the board of trustees) on your first day when he promises wonders and outstanding performances to new students and their parents, and the rest of the time you see the black Mercedes E class parked in the shadow.
Wrong answer!! You don’t come up with leftist protectionist ideas in 2009, it is just not on the agenda… food and energy sovereignty? NO WAY! All these decades spent to control the world, and now you want us to step back? Sorry mister, you are completely on the wrong path!
We prefer people who blame it on the booming population or even on unsustainable ways of consumption, the first shows the crisis is not our fault ( it’s the fault of ignorant people in third world who don’t use contraception methods), and the second is very trendy :)
Anyway, I still believe that food and energy sovereignty are capital, and that they will keep the vital needs secure even in times of global economic crises, you can read my essay by visiting the official website of the contest and choose Tunisia under “countries” (the only Tunisian participant), or here if it is removed from their server for any reason.
I also recommend to read the winners’ essays which – I have to admit- are of good quality.
The book is written and drawn in a very captivating way, with so much humour and sarcasm, and I finished it in a few days, not only for the purpose of learning, but also because the suspense is so thrilling, it is more like reading a story.
And though I have the feeling the author chose some events over others, and covered some better than others (not in the best glorifying way, believe me :)), I am very glad I discovered this book, I learned a lot and was very entertained reading it, and I think I became a fan of Larry’s work :).
Thanks Dan for this great recommendation, and I recommend it too to all those who want to know more about the history of the US, in a different way than in boring history classes.