The best of all possible worlds?

Students respond to Obama’s claim that this is the “best time in human history”

By Seraphine Collins and Jeff Lusanne
7 November 2014

In a speech before the United Nations in September, US President Barack Obama said that “this is the best time in human history to be born, when you are more likely than ever before to be literate, to be healthy and to be free to pursue your dreams.”

The WSWS asked students at Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to respond to Obama’s statement.

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