- Robin Lee
- United Kingdom
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Books that every citizen of the world should read.
Even in this enlightened 21st century, we have not been able to overcome a problem that is still a blight to our world: Ignorance. People making the wrong decisions because they are misinformed or simply do not know any better.
So this is what I propose. We, the people of TED, come up with a suggested reading list of books with a great cultural, scientific, social, economic and religious relevance and make them standard reading across the world.
By doing this people are much more aware of other cultures, other peoples, other ideas, other religions, outside their possibly narrow view of the world. We broaden the horizons of people's thinking and we can help eliminate intolerance where people reject what they do not understand.