(Entertainment-NewsWire.com, October 16, 2014 ) Los Angeles, CA -- In this second decade of the new millennium, the needs of Europe may seem distant in the minds of most Americans, but one author, Dr. John Carvalho, former Harvard University academician and winner of the prestigious United States National Research Service Award, portrays a “European voice” in his newly published book “The Crisis Of Our Time,” a Pulitzer Prize entry and potential Hollywood film. In this provocative opus, Carvalho, a world traveler, addresses the key issues presently afflicting both European and American society, as well as the world at large: global health and spread of infectious diseases, economic recession, planetary climate change, fiscal austerity, and the personal, psychological stress that we encounter while we try to find meaning amidst a world of apparent purposelessness. Employing his theory of “causal circular systems,” derived from biology and public health research, Carvalho reveals how causes, that have mediocrity as their foundation, feed off and exacerbate effects, which, in turn, reinforce those same causes. He then applies the concept of “causal circular systems” to other problems, such as economic troubles, adverse climate change, and detrimental foreign policy.
“I think it is important for Americans and Europeans to understand how our two societies share common goals and needs,” says Dr. Carvalho. “My new book reveals that the struggles of Europe have relevance for America and vice versa. This is especially true with respect to the global economy and global health. Americans and Europeans must constantly consider how their two societies interrelate, intersect and affect each other, and must continually collaborate with each other to build a better world in this new millennium.”
Examiner Magazine states that, “Dr. John Carvalho has led a wondrous life. His personal CV portrays a man who is a diverse careerist: scholar, scientist, statesman, world traveler, philosopher, teacher, human rights activist, and, most recently, arts and entertainment advocate for the film and music industries. This complex repertoire symbolizes an active life and an energetic mind.”
It also shows that Dr. Carvalho, who lived in Rome, Italy at one point in his life, and who has traveled to 34 countries, has the intellectual and cultural background to assess how European struggles, on many levels, are similar to those of the United States. In his new opus, Carvalho provides examples of world crises, such as climate change and economic austerity, that have direct relevance for both the European and North American continents, and he describes the ideas that can resolve such problems.
“While I recount my journeys to the former Soviet Union, to Greece during the Papandreou era, to Italy, and other nations, I try to depict how European history these past few decades has had a direct impact on the United States. I also show that present problems plaguing Europe, like economic challenges, will continue to affect North America and that citizens of both continents must continually stay informed about each other if we are to resolve world difficulties. The next twenty years will be critical for collaboration so that we can foster long-lasting economic and geopolitical stability around the world.”
“The Crisis Of Our Time,” now selling in 40 countries, possesses a “European voice” though an American writes it. “One thesis I propose in the work,” says Dr. Carvalho, “is that many struggles that we face as human beings have answers embedded within the great works of European philosophy and literature. As I recount my European travels in my new book, I demonstrate that there is hope for both the developed and developing world if only we take the time and make the effort to educate ourselves regarding the past, provocative thinkers who have come before us. The European tradition is rich in intellectual insight and we should recognize that, focusing on its triumphs as we try to resolve present world difficulties.”
“The Crisis Of Our Time” has consistently ranked in the top five “most popular autobiographies” on Ireland’s Easons, and is selling in Portugal’s oldest bookstore among other European online and brick and mortar retailers. Dr. John Carvalho states that he will be doing book signings and giving television, radio, and print-media interviews around the United States and Europe this year, and that he is furthering the message of “The Crisis Of Our Time” through film. On August 10th, 2014 he hosted a marquee, red carpet event and global book launch at the world famous Bugatta in Hollywood, California.
AuthorHouse, the world leader in print-on-demand, is the publisher for The Crisis Of Our Time. The Indiana-based company lists over 60,000 book titles, including those written by Hollywood celebrities, U.S. Senators, and best selling, career authors. The company, via collaboration, has 38,000 retailers worldwide including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Baker and Taylor. A number of its printed books have been converted into Hollywood motion pictures.