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Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite
"International Affairs" by Davis Thanjan covers every single world organization and then goes on to cover every area of the world, country by country, not omitting even one island grouping. Thanjan presents statistics on every world organization and every nation regarding natural resources, national debt, education level, health care and tax systems, racial composition, access to bodies of water, and what it exports or imports from other countries. Thanjan covers the history of relationships between and among the countries of the world and tells of name changes such as that of Myanmar, once known as Burma.
The amount of information contained within the pages of "International Affairs" is impressive but the author inserts his own very strong opinions frequently as when he writes that foreign heads of states use attending world or regional organization conferences as paid vacations. He also soundly condemns many of the international arrangements Bill Clinton made during his Presidency. But, for the most part, what Davis Thanjan discusses will fascinate the reader. He describes Norway's wealth and the fact that it has the Highest Human Development score but points out that students in Norway attend fewer classes than students in other well-developed countries. It may be one man's viewpoint of the world, but it is a fascinating one at that! Davis Thanjan has put great effort into creating this work and it deserves to be widely read and enjoyed.