Sunday, April 12, 2009

Accidental Gueurrilla

I promised myself some time to reading this weekend and I'm working away at 2 books. I'm loving Three Cups of Tea, and almost delaying the end of it because I am enjoying the experience. I'm also munching my way through the Accidental Guerilla by David Macullen.

I'm not sure why I choose to read this, however I am. It's not fiction, so I was a little worried it'd be a struggle, but it's not too difficult to read. It is however political, challenging, but really informative. I did a little search and found a couple of other bloggers reviews, and then realised that I am not such a political savvy. I think I was just hoping to learn more about this current war, as I never learned anything about previous world wars or conflicts.

I believe it is important to understand the forces at work in the world, in order to change it. Generally I have worked towards change more at a local level, working with communities, or organisations. But with my interest in international volunteering, I feel I would benefit from a more global undertsanding of my world. Anyone with other insights either into Macullen's work, or other work I could read - please make suggestions.

1 comment:

Karen said...

You are taking on some tough reading at the moment! I'm really enjoying my "lighter" reading but have some other heavier stuff waiting for me.