What's the Difference Between Fox News and Oxford University Press?

Published on Thursday, April 5, 2012 by?Common Dreams

by?Frances Moore Lapp?

Eighteen months ago I read a book that changed my life. Yeah, yeah, I know… sounds corny. But it’s not what you think. This book changed my life not because of what it said but because of what it didn’t say.
On a nothing-special summer afternoon in 2010, I sat in the Cambridge Public Library preparing a speech on something I’d been studying for decades. I plugged “world hunger” into the library’s computer.?Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know?popped up.
Perfect, I thought. I knew I would have differences with the book because I’d just read a critique of the views of its author, Robert Paarlberg, by my daughter Anna Lapp? on the?Foreign Policy?website. But I’m always eager to know how those with whom I disagree make their case. Noticing that?Food Politics?was published by Oxford University Press, I felt confident I could count on it being a credibly argued and sourced counterpoint. Continue reading “What's the Difference Between Fox News and Oxford University Press?”