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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 11:20 AM
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Anyone read "The Great Turning, from empire to earth community"?
Edited on Tue Jun-28-11 11:22 AM by Lost-in-FL
I just started reading this book for a class, and boy it feels good to finally read something that is so positive in this current sea of economic misery.

Link for information about this book. http://livingeconomiesforum.org/great-turning-book

"The Great Turning he argues that corporate consolidation of power is merely one manifestation of what he calls "Empire": the organization of society through hierarchy and violence that has largely held sway for the past 5,000 years. The Great Turning traces the evolution of Empire from ancient times to the present day but also tells the parallel story of the attempt to develop a democratic alternative to Empire, beginning in Athens and continuing with the founding of the United States of Americaalthough elitists with an imperial agenda have consistently sought to undermine the bold and inspiring "American experiment." Finally, Korten draws on evidence from sources as varied as evolutionary theory, developmental psychology, and religious teachings to make the case that "Earth Community"a life-centered, egalitarian, sustainable alternative to Empire based on democratic principles of partnershipis indeed possible. And he outlines a grassroots strategy for beginning the momentous turning toward a future of as-yet-unrealized human potential."

http://store.yesmagazine.org/other-products/the-great-t...
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-11 09:16 PM
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1. Just got it from the library
Korten is a fine writer and analyst - have read several of his other books, and I really like and respect the guy. Ms Bigmack
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