Some are born citizens some purchase citizenship and some have citizenship thrust upon them this in a nutshell provide One of my colleagues recommended this book though
I Can T Recallcan t recall he or she used it or the subject matter of the I currently teach a writing class am interested in using a theme of lobal engagementcitizenship so this looks interesting It s absolutely not what I was expectingI figured the book would be about seeing beyond national borders to see ourselves as citizens of the entire world thus making international concerns our own and that was actually not far off in some ways Abrahamian focuses on the issues of those people who are not legally or officially recognized as citizens of any country I would argue that a significant part of the population in the US doesn t have to worry about that I know I certainly didn t But for people who were legally in a country until they suddenly weren t life is close to a uessing ame The book also looks at countries who are not well off economically and how business people can take advantages by buying and selling citizenship This is what happens when whole countries have agreements to honor the passports and citizenship of other countries It s politically and economically convenient and apparently it s also a pretty successful business But countries that weren t well off to begin with still aren t well off It s sort of like having the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil police brutality unemployment political instability and horrendous violations and rape of women aren t Who Is Muhammad Ali? going away anytime soonI m living in a time where my passport isn t a big deal I mean I can t justo live in Italy but my passport will Don't Worry, Eat Cake: A Coloring Book to Help You Feel a Little Bit Better about Everything get me there and home and I won t be arrested and moved to some other country that I ve never known And I don t think the possibility of a President Donald Trump will change that necessarily But man we re talking a lot about borders these days and it s worrisome that all it takes is a politician s signature that can so dramatically change the worldThere really is no closure to this issue of course it s still happening But I think it really effectively brings up the concept of borders and how often we rely on them and on the ideals of nationalism I also have toive to the author Abrahamian does a fantastic job of relaying the information in an objective clear and powerful way This isn t to say that she doesn t have a message but she s letting the information speak for itself I am absolutely using this book in my writing class and I m interested in reading of the Columbian Global Reports They re short easy to read and significant I started re reading this book during uarantine because of the situation we re all faced inThis book is a reat read as it examines a ood variety of ways citizenship has been commercialized and also in a sense weaponized Th. The cosmopolites are literally citizens of the world from the Greek word kosmos meaning world and polites or citizen Garry Davis aka World Citizen No 1 and creator of the World Passport was a former Broadway actor and World War II bomber pilot who renounced his American citizenship in 1948 as a form of protest against nationalism sovereign borders and war Today there are cosmopolites of all stripes ri.
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And Create A Kindcreate a kind Galt Gulch of Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged where he can exist free from the reach of any overment infringement on personal liberty including the obligation to pay taxesSecond a universal concept of citizenship which envisions all humankind united under a lobal A Secret Kept government The only slightly less ancient Stoic school of Greek philosophy advocates this and so too did Garry Davis the deceased founder of the World Service Authorityranting the unrecognized World PassportMy main criticism of The Cosmopolites is that I wish some of the very interesting developments in this space could have been fleshed out The Seasteading Institute Bitcoin and Estonia s e residency were all mentioned but only in passingHowever The Cosmopolites raises some very topical uestions especially since as Abrahamian notes such so much of lives are now onlineI will finish this review with my favorite uestion the book poses What does citizenship become when it becomes detached from any kind of civic engagement and political identification when it is a matter of convenience not community What are the states when members of a community no longer feel a particular kinship or loyalty to any particular place wealthy and white you re an expat hard working and from a third world country you re an immigrant poor or black or on the brink of death you re a migrant the sale of citizenshipspeaks to the arbitrariness of the concept of belonging to a nation to begin with This was an interesting book but it wasn t as varied as I had expected Fascinating stuff I wish it had expanded a little bit to discuss lobal immigration trends or trends with regard to visas and passports Nonetheless it oes into some really detailed discussions on specific issues for example the purchasing of Comorosian citizenship by the Kuwait overnment so that they could et rid of their stateless people or the passport industry of St Kitts and Nevis which now makes up around 25% of their entire GDP Would recommend At first I tread through this book extremely cautiously as I remembered that historical don t tread on me type saying but later on I found Abrahamian s style incredibly harmless positive and constructive for this brave new world that we are building togetherAbout halfway through I remembered to check the back for the endnotes She does not note where each comment is inserted where it is meant but I am OK with that as what she had to comment is inserted where it is meant but I am OK with that as what she had to intrigued meIt encouraged me to check out the paper Al Jazeera a little bit often Beforehand I thought maybe I shouldn t since I was honestly just willing to hide in my closet with my cats since the world is a terrifying place But seriously my International Relations professor discussed Al Jazeera right alongside the New York Times Why not. Ding passport burning atheist hackers the new Knights of Malta California libertarian seasteaders who are residents of floating city states Bidoons who have been forced to be citizens of the island nation Comoros entrepreneurs in the business of buying and selling passports cosmopolites who live on a luxury cruise ship called The World and shady businessmen with ties to Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad. ,
Is is a marvelous book I knew virtually nothing about how citizenships are sold nowadays by the rich who want useful passports either for international travel or to avoid taxes eg did you know that one of Facebooks co founders renounced his US avoid taxes eg did you know that one of Facebooks co founders renounced his US in order to avoid taxes as well as by the poor Kuwait the Emirates etc are trying to The Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World get rid of their stateless population by deporting them with freshly bought passports Definitelyets you to think about the concept of a nation and borders 2500 years think about the concept of a nation and borders 2500 years the first cynics and stoics hated the idea and thought of themselves as being cosmopolites There s a couple of interesting story arcs in this anthology of extra citizenship and a tolerable minimum of filler There s in the way of uncritical reporting than actual analysis though every mention of Bitcoin makes my teeth itch A fascinating thought provoking book about citizenship in the 21st centuryThe book s main story arc covers a roup of stateless people known as the bidoon who live in Middle Eastern countries like the UAE and Kuwait As non citizens of the countries they inhabit the bidoon are denied many of the benefits that full citizens enjoyThe oil rich Middle
Eastern overnments did not want to rant their own citizenship to the bidoon so they instead hatched a fanciful schemegovernments did not want to rant their own citizenship to the bidoon so they instead hatched a fanciful scheme Let Freedom Reign': The Words of Nelson Mandela. Henry Russell give the bidoon citizenship of Comoros a tiny impoverished island nation thousands of miles away off the coast of AfricaIn exchange for selling Comorion passports to the bidoon in the Middle East the Comoros would receive a much needed injection of funds For their part the Arabs hoped to ease the pressure coming from the international community who were demanding they solve the bidoon s stateless status The readerets treated to a wonderful piece of investigative journalism around how the whole affair played outHowever the part of The Cosmopolites which I enjoyed the most was the author s probing inuiry into the concept of citizenship itself in our Paper Crafts Magazine: Joy of Card Making (Leisure Arts globalizing worldNation based citizenship is something which most people take forranted because it has been the only system we have really known in our lifetimes It originated in the Treaty of Westphalia of 1648 It might be long overdue for a shake up As Abrahamian writes The nation state system was neither humanity s first conception of citizenship nor will it be the lastGiven the Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have A Sound Mind greater international mobility many people now enjoy their identity is often not so easily categorized into one particular place Add to that the fact that many of the world s most crtitical challenges arelobal rather than local in scopeIn particular the book raises two contrasting visions of those who dream of a world without bordersFirst the rejection of all citizenship and politics Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus going all the way back to the Cynic school of ancient Greek philosophy In the book this is characterised by Roger Ver a rad. Ch or poor intentional or unwitting from 1 percenters who own five passports thanks to tax havens to the Bidoon the stateless people of countries like the United Arab Emirates Journalist Atossa Abrahamian herself a cosmopolite travels around thelobe to meet the people who have come to embody an increasingly fluid borderless worldAlong the way you are introduced to a colorful cast of characters inclu.
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