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War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times
War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times
by Linda Polman
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - ignore the detractors, 20 July 2011
I find it very interesting that some of the reviewers of this book view it as having too many anecdotes, and not enough empirical backing. HOW ironic, given that a major line of her arguement is that empirical measures to justify aid are either non-existent, made up to please donors, or anecdotal themselves. A lack of empirical evidence to present doesn't undermine her theme... it simply reinforces it!
This book will stir emotions of anger in even the most stoic, and will shake your conscience such that you may never donate money to an aid organisation ever again. Be warned!

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