Review of Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Gl

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The main message of Eduardo Galeano's in "Upside Down: A primer for the looking -Glass World" is that he wants to compare the living condition between North America vs. Latin America. Moreover, this book also talks about how Latin America works for and gets abuse from the rich and powerful nations such as those in North America. Therefore, the winner is the powerful nation and the loser would be Latin America. This book gives me a bird's eye view of how people in Latin American really live. The world cannot sustain itself, if we all remain focused on selfishly profiting our own nations. The other message of this book is that he wants rich nation's to wake up and realize that it should no longer be sustainable for a rich nation to focus on enriching itself with greedy policies. We as a world have come to see that everyone is affected by such an attitude.

It affects our air, water, soil, and the whole environment.

In the first half of the book, his writing may seem to be disturbing for some people but I see the first half of the book as a stunning introduction. He shows us that there are a lot of people in this world that still have no house to live. Worst of all, their life is worthless. That means that a human being and can be shot or killed at any time. Their lives would be more worthless than many American dogs because these dogs at least have a place to stay and meals to eat. The people that live on the street don't have any right to ask for anything. They are busy fighting hunger. They spend their time trying to get food and trying not to get...