Book review: Toilets, from Lonely Planet - The Washington Post

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President Trump shocked the world once again on Thursday when, during a meeting about immigration, he reportedly asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” As usual, the president is wrong about immigrants. As a minor aside, it’s worth noting that he’s also wrong about shitholes. A recent photo book from Lonely Planet presents these essential utilities in all their glory. “Toilets: A Spotter’s Guide” can’t redeem the president’s racist metaphor, but it offers a delightful tour of ingenuity around the world. Each page features a color photo of a striking toilet, a brief description and a small world map. It’s a survey that gets to the bottom of world travel..

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