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Loving this Planet: Leading Thinkers Talk About How to Make a Better World
by Helen Caldicott
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Reviewed by: John L. Hoh, Jr.

The author, Helen Caldicott, once taught pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She quit and started a weekly radio show to interview leading people on the issues of the day. Primarily the topics revolve around the planet earth and how mankind treats the planet.

Some major topics Caldicott explores are nuclear energy (she's against it), renewable energy (she's in favor of it, I presume Solyndra and all). Along the way her guests broach other topics such as the game-line ease the United States military uses drones to target and kill individuals. Creepy, no?

The book comprises interviews with 25 leading experts on earth-related topics. The view of the book is decidedly leaning liberal, but that doesn't mean the topics are not worth exploring, considering, and debating. Should we be flying drones to hunt down and kill individuals? Is that considered an assassination as the guest asserts? Put another way: Would people stay silent if this happened while George W. Bush was president?

The book is engaging, provocative, sometimes enlightening, but decidedly not mild-mannered on the topics that are addressed.


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