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

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You owe it to yourself to read this book as Dr. Farmer regales us of his adventures, fills us with mirth, and still makes us take note on the work awaiting us in the morn.
-NY Journal of Books

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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 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.

 

About Paul Farmer

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Paul Farmer is co-founder of Partners In Health and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His most recent book is Haiti After the Earthquake. Other titles include Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights; The New War on the Poor; Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues; and AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame, all by UC Press.
 
Published May 1, 2013 by University of California Press. 314 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

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on May 27 2013

...readers will emerge with a heightened sense of the responsibilities and sacrifices required of fu-ture public servants.

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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Roberta E. Winter on May 01 2013

You owe it to yourself to read this book as Dr. Farmer regales us of his adventures, fills us with mirth, and still makes us take note on the work awaiting us in the morn.

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