posted by Carrie Reiling and Tanya Schwarz
A new book, The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption, explores how overseas adoption from a number of countries, including Liberia, Ethiopia, and Rwanda, has become entangled in the conservative Christian agenda in the United States. The book has been excerpted in Guernica and Mother Jones, and the author also gave an in-depth interview to National Public Radio.
Verso has just released Harry Browne’s critique of Bono and the overall trend of celebrity philanthropy in his book The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power). Since the release, former President Clinton has come to Bono’s defense, while Dave Marsh, writing for Counterpunch, is more critical.