TITLE

Famine: The Black Horseman of the Apocalypse

AUTHOR(S)
Landau, Meryl
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Social Science Docket;Winter/Spring2009, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on famine which has regularly plagued human societies since ancient times and continued to be a recurring problem in the twentieth century despite economic and political development. It explores the key issue of whether famine should be viewed as natural phenomenon or as human-induced disaster. It offers information on how the twentieth century famines in Bangladesh in 1943, China from 1958-1962 and in the Ukraine from 1932-1933 were precipitated by natural conditions, but became famines as a result of government action or inaction.
ACCESSION #
37366548

 

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