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Travel as a political act / Rick Steves.

Steves, Rick, 1955- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781631217630
  • ISBN: 1631217631
  • Physical Description: ix, 291 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Third edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Avalon Travel, Hachette Book Group, [2018]

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General Note: "How to leave your baggage behind"--Cover.
Includes index.
Contents: How to travel as a political act -- Lessons from the former Yugoslavia: war and peace in modern times -- Europe unites: successes and struggles -- Resurrection in El Salvador -- Denmark: highly taxed and highly content -- Turkey and Morocco: sampling secular Islam -- Europe: not "hard on drugs" or "soft on drugs," but smart on drugs -- Mission: understand Iran -- The Holy Land: Israelis and Palestinians today -- Homecoming.
Summary, etc.: Presents advice on traveling to different countries of the world as a way of increasing our understanding of different cultures and political systems, and appreciating the interconnectedness within the global community. In his third edition, the author considers the new political reality of Brexit, Refugees, Erdo─čan, and Trump, as well as populism, nativism, terrorism, and climate change and explains why travel has never been more relevant.
Subject: Steves, Rick, 1955- > Political and social views.
Steves, Rick, 1955- > Travel.
Travel > Political aspects.
Culture and globalization.
World politics > 1989-
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory.
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