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Desert Flower

Is female genital circumcision in Africa immoral?  Is it really mutilation?  This divisive topic gets at the polarized views of cultural relativism and ethnocentrism. Waris Dirie’s book Desert Flower (1998) gives a powerful argument for the ethnocentric side of the … Continue reading

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Eat the Rich

P.J. O’Rourke sets off in his book Eat the Rich to see international examples of good and bad economic systems.  His hope is to answer the following core question “Why do some places prosper and other places suck?” (O’Rourke, 1998). … Continue reading

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