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PresidentSamTilden
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« on: September 24, 2016, 12:59:07 pm »

I just started reading Disordered World by Amin Maalouf.  I'm only in chapter 2, but so far it is very depressing.  

There's something for everyone:  Confusion in Europe; the Arab world "sinking deeper into a pit of rage" from which it seems incapable of extricating itself, Sub-Saharan Africa "plagued by civil war, epidemics, sordid trafficking, widespread corruption, disintegrating institutions, mass unemployment, and despair"; Russia struggling to recover from seventy years of communism and the chaotic way it ended; and the United States, "having defeated its principal global adversary, finding itself engaged in a titanic enterprise which is wearing it down and leading it off course."

I think perennially melancholy Beet would love it.  

Is this a novel or non fiction?
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PresidentSamTilden
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 01:01:41 pm »



I'm about halfway through. It's a worthwhile read, kind of depressing at times.
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