We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Monday, May 8, 2017
Dr. Edward Rhymes interviews Eva Bartlett regarding Syria
Already I'm departing from my decision to post only essential articles, etc. on my website. I confess I'm a hopelessly addicted fan of Canadian journalist Eva Bartlett. This is one of the best interviews of her that I've listened to so far. Listen to this 50:36m interview to see if you agree with me that she is one of most sincere journalists around. If you agree, I urge you to subscribe to her email service so that you won't miss any of her activities.