Book: The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman’s Fight for Justice

By: Kathryn Bolkovac

If you have even be even remotely interested in Human Trafficking or working for the UN this is a must read. After watching the movie, well that was calm, compared to the real life book.

Its been amazing how much the government spends on contract work, since we (America) don’t have a national police force we are in turn spends billions on people super under qualified.

It was also sad to see people blame everything on war but it was 4 years after the real war. Which is a huge problem with ethics that its not in war but post war- different.

For me this was interesting since it was in the Balkans which I spent 2 years living in.  When we went there were still holes in the wars of buildings and then some of them were filled in with red, they are called “rose” to remember.

I also feel a since of pride since Kathryn was a Nebraska police officer before, so my Nebraska pride was super high while reading this.

 

Read, read, read! It will make you think about what is happening around the world right now, with “America” time, money, and people.

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Parasites Like Us- Johnson

Parasites Like Us by Adam Johnson is super funny and amazing since it involves an anthropology professor. To make it even better it is based in South Dakota, which for me makes it more home.

It about Clovis and how one of his grad students is only using Clovis/prehistorical method of living for a whole year for his thesis. Which is amazing if someone really would do this but also funny to read and image yourself killing squirrels on campus to eat and make rope out of.

They find a new “site” and it it just turnes into crazy. But at the end it makes you think.

Johnson did a good job and it was nice to read something anthropology even in novel form for once.  It was a fun read.