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Freedom From Want: The Human Right To Adequate Food is a critical scrutiny of hunger as a political problem, stressing that feeding people will not solve what is wrong - feeding programs can only be a short-term, symptomatic treatment, not a cure. The real solution, stresses political science professor George Kent, is empowering the poor - too many people have too little control over local resources, and cannot shape their own circumstances to provide meaningful or productive work. Only when the poor are fully empowered, a duty that those who have the power must undertake, can the human right to adequate food truly be realized for everyone. A meticulously scholarly, extensively researched treatise, and a vital contribution to understanding a desperate global problem.