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THE CHALLENGE OF HUNGER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a dispassionate but detailed refutation of the oft- heard argument that artificial birth control is the sure-fire answer to the over-population problem. In making his case, Father Droget begins by sketching a social history of the underdeveloped nations -- those most severely afflicted by the baby boom. As one of the most crucial issues of our time, what to do about solving the problem has become one of the most heatedly debated questions. In succinct style, the author states the problems as he sees them. He fills in background on world food supplies. Necessary statistics are given. All these factors are then interpreted sensibly. The Challenge Of Hunger will be anything but a pleasant book for the over-fed American reader who will learn -- possibly for the first time -- that most of the people of the world are under-nourished. This challenging volume cries out to the well-fed to cooperate in making their abundance available to the lesser-privileged. The spectre of hunger and malnutrition hangs over a large part of the world. This is a social problem of the moral order, the author pleads, which demands of all mankind to find the ways -- by using its scientific know-how -- to keep men alive ""not to kill them"". Father Droget presents a forceful case based on solid documentation that ""the earth can feed its inhabitants"". Truly The Challenge Of Hunger is a book to arouse even the most deadened conscience to a recognition of responsibility for one's fellow man, whether in Africa, Asia, China or Cuba. May this vitally important book have the readership it demands.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1962
Publisher: Newman