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To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation Paul Farmer

To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

Paul Farmer

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ISBN : 9780520275973
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294 pages
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Here, for the first time, is a collection of short speeches by the charismatic doctor and social activist Paul Farmer. One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Farmer encourages young people toMoreHere, for the first time, is a collection of short speeches by the charismatic doctor and social activist Paul Farmer. One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Farmer encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times. Engaging, often humorous, and always inspiring, these speeches bring to light the brilliance and force of Farmer’s vision in a single, accessible volume.A must-read for graduates, students, and everyone seeking to help bend the arc of history toward justice, To Repair the World:- Challenges readers to counter failures of imagination that keep billions of people without access to health care, safe drinking water, decent schools, and other basic human rights-- Champions the power of partnership against global poverty, climate change, and other pressing problems today-- Overturns common assumptions about health disparities around the globe by considering the large-scale social forces that determine who gets sick and who has access to health care-- Discusses how hope, solidarity, faith, and hardbitten analysis have animated Farmer’s service to the poor in Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Russia, and elsewhere-- Leaves the reader with an uplifting vision: that with creativity, passion, teamwork, and determination, the next generations can make the world a safer and more humane place.Read an excerpt here: To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation by University of California PressPraise for To Repair the World:“Paul Farmer’s speeches are inspiring to the last, full of wit and humor, and animated with moving stories about his and Partners In Health’s efforts to make our world a little more gentle and caring. A wonderful book.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace [email protected] & I agree - Paul Farmers new book, To Repair the World, is an impt read for young people looking to engage with the world.—Chelsea Clinton @ChelseaClintonPaul Farmer is one of the most inspiring people I know & @PIH 1 of the great orgs in the world.—Edward Norton @EdwardNorton“Paul Farmer has a knack for persuading an audience to participate in his lectures, whether aloud or in silence. In other words, he never bores his audience. The liveliness of his talks comes in part from his delivery, but also from the qualities of the lectures themselves: the freshness of their ideas, their wit, and their passion. And these, thankfully, are qualities which this collection preserves.”—Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of a New Machine, Among Schoolchildren, Mountains Beyond Mountains, and other titles.Excited to read To Repair the World.—Ben Affleck,@BenAffleck“In these pages, I hear Paul’s voice clearly: his tenderness, his anger, his passion for justice, the incendiary sense of humor that has regularly doubled me over with laughter for twenty-five years.”—Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group“In his new book, you get more of an insight into this modern life hero—what makes him tick, his frailties, and what he worries about at night, long after most of the world is asleep. We also learn what inspires him, and the answer may surprise you.”—Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent,