Grave security concerns can arise as a result of demographic trends, chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degradation, pandemic diseases, organized crime, repressive governance and other developments no state can control alone. Arms can’t address such...
To be unable to read was the ultimate measure of wretchedness.
Because to the poor, books are not diversions. Book are siege weapons.
He was confronted at an early age with adult-strength realizations about powerlessness, desperation, and distrust, taking his dose right alongside the overwhelmed adults. This steady stream of shocks and realizations leaves so many boys raised...
The poor are not a problem but rather an opportunity to show unconditional love.
History is written by the rich, and so the poor get blamed for everything.
Distinctive facial features of a parent are poor people’s paternity test.
Poverty made a sound like a wet cough in the shadows of the room.
Poverty is not intrinsically a trap, otherwise we would all still be poor.