Roads of the global crisis.

Monetary aid, politics, solidarity. Can the aid be more than temporary support? Who do the donations help – the beneficiary or the donor? The message of this book is against the profits and hypocrisy of a society that calms itself through “caring for the poor.” In their book, Thomas Gebauer and Ilija Trojanow raise the issue of various manifestations of charity – from the activities of the super-rich, through state aid, to local initiatives. They have selected specific examples from around the world, presented in original reports from Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Guatemala and elsewhere. They rethink the system of and consider the concept of aid. It is important for the authors to look at the full picture from different angles, to look for opportunities for self-help and structures in which communities can deal with their problems on their own.

Translation: Dimitar Angelov