Bono No, I can be critical, especially on the topic of contraception. Assayas: But you met the man himself. Was it a great experience? Bono … [W]e all knew why we were there. The Pontiff was about to make an important statement about the inhumanity and injustice of poor countries spending so much of their national income paying back old loans to rich countries. Serious business.

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He presses Bono on not speaking about Africa for over a decade and points out to him that colonialism in France was left-wing and championed by humanitarians. At first blush it appears that he has reachable goals when it comes to charity: he explained to economist Robert Barro, and others, that the Jubilee debt cancellation was a one-time happening and would not encourage default on future debts; so why is there still a Jubilee campaign?

Because not all debt was cancelled so just like all collectivists this is a plan that can never be fulfilled so these groups will never be satisfied in their social agendas and demands. One of my favorite passages is where he says that if you believe that aid is investment, that debt burden is unjust, in other words all his liberal suppositions, then the conclusion is that Africans will be able to take charge of their own destiny.

He dubiously claims that a America is at the bottom of spending on the poorest countries and b that even if you include private philanthropy that America is still abysmally behind.

He admits that the Sandinistas fascinated him because they were a majority and he was seeing liberation theology in practice. He was exploring his pacifism too and knows that Gandhi would say it is never appropriate to take up arms. While this book contains the clearest presentation of the Gospel by Bono in any venue it still has the smirking nonsense he is known for. What is Christianity: "My understanding of the Scriptures has been made simple by the person of Christ. Christ teaches that God is love The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across as Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal.

The combination is what makes the Cross. And like many of the topics outside of music, he holds sometimes interesting, sometimes quirky views but generally lacking wisdom or insight.


Michka Assayas

Volar While this book contains the clearest presentation of the Gospel by Bono in any venue it still has the smirking nonsense he is known for. December 24 at Dublin. In this Sunday Times bestseller Bono — the biggest rock star in the world — tells his life story, and speaks passionately about his hopes for the future. You felt the respect and friendship between the two men demonstrated in the openness and honesty of both the questions and answers. Not a Member Yet? I enjoyed learning more about him. Topics shift and flow in a fairly nonlinear fashion; anecdotes jump around from tofrom Dublin to Africa, from music to father-son relationships.


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