by John Kutyla The Western World entered the 21st century at the top 1% of the world's prosperity - while 1/2 of the globe's population lives in abject poverty. Is our quality of life reflecting that "awesome joy"? Can we expect to live in peace amidst the multitudes whose life is not worth living? In this instantly transparent world - should September 11 be a surprise? Expanding the level of consumption to that of the U.S.A., our globe would require 5 earth-size planets! How about expanding our minds instead?: U.S.A. - A "Benevolent Empire of the United World"? - Teaching the needy to "FISH" so their Life is Worth Living - per their own perceptions? A Life with Global Soul? ABOUT THE AUTHOR The author, John Kutyla, is intensely curious about the nature of our existence, our perceived degree of happiness and about the rationality of these perceptions. The author's curiosity is derived from his personal journey through the broadest range of human experience, from the struggle to survive ethnic cleansing in World War II Europe, to the promise and hope of emigration to the United States of America, the "brightest flash of democratic principles ever," and to the joy and challenge of career and family in the author's new homeland. In U.S.A. his life perspective explodes anew with the encounter of Doctor Jos - a very charismatic human being - enviably serene on his senseful, genuinely simple yet impressively gratifying way of life. (2005, paperback, 166 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.