Friday, June 27, 2008

Hunger eats civilization

"[It's] the same around the world. What look like ethnic problems are really economic issues. If you look closely at these conflicts around the world, they come down to poverty and economics and resources. The more poverty, the worse the war. Hunger eats civilization. The West is not hungry; that's why they can say they're so civilized. Civilization is the biggest bluff!" --Marjane Satrapi, The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers