Chapter 10

Building Constituencies for Change:The Rise and Fall of Third-WorldCharity

At the Cannes Film Festival, Demi Moore emerged from a screening of “Welcome to Sarajevo” to ask “wow, did that stuff really happen?”’

The Observer, London1

We are strangers only by the fact that we have never met

Modern Times, BBC22

Imagine three whales stranded on a beach, in desperate need of help. As soon as the word gets around, the whales are surrounded by crowds of people straining every sinew to keep them alive. Yet when the crisis has passed, the same people refuse to involve themselves in the international environmental movement. Sounds familiar? The biologist Daniel Suzuki tells this story to explain how our brains are insufficiently developed ...

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