Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit

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Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit Author Parker J. Palmer
ISBN-10 1118907507
ISBN-13 9781118907504
Year 2014-08-25
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Jossey-Bass
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This 2014PAPERBACK EDITIONincludesTWO NEW FEATURES 1 A chapter lengthINTRODUCTIONin which Palmer explores his political experience since the book first came out in 2011 including a new way to understand the great divide in our political life 2 A detailedDISCUSSION GUIDEwith links to online resources including 40 brief video interviews with the author to facilitate more dialogue across political lines of the sort the book has inspired since it was published HOPE FOR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IN AN ERA OF DEEP DIVISIONS In Healing the Heart of Democracy Parker J Palmer quickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us the tools to do it This timely courageous and practical work intensely personal as well as political is not about them those people in Washington D C or in our state capitals on whom we blame our political problems It s about us We the People and what we can do in everyday settings like families neighborhoods classrooms congregations and workplaces to resist divide and conquer politics and restore a government of the people by the people for the people In the same compelling inspiring prose that has made him a bestselling author Palmer explores five habits of the heart that can help us restore democracy s foundations as we nurture them in ourselves and each other 1 An understanding that we are all in this together 2 An appreciation of the value of otherness 3 An ability to hold tensions in life giving ways 4 A sense of personal voice and agency 5 A capacity to create community Healing the Heart of Democracy is an eloquent and empowering call for We the People to reclaim our democracy Publishers Weekly in a Starred Review said This beautifully written book deserves a wide audience that will benefit from discussing it And the online journalDemocracy Educationcalled it one of the most important books of the early 21st Century

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