Overall, the paper did an excellent job encapsulating, on an abstract level, the anger felt by the “progressive” political establishment. If it was targeted to any other audience, the paper might be discredited as being too extremist.
One general concern I had with the paper (perhaps intentional on your part?) was that it […]
Raffi, troubadour, entrepreneur, and founder of the Child Honoring initiative.
As you note, the dilemma you’re describing is not a partisan issue; Clinton’s embrace of NAFTA, near criminalization of poverty, WTO attest to that; the Democrats contributed to the circumvention of democracy via int’l trade agreements. I wonder if the non partisan (systemic) aspect of this […]
Tom Ambrogi, retired theologian/professor and advocate on political and economic issues, Claremont, CA:
The paper is exceptionally good, and it works with a complex of ideas that I personally find very challenging right now. It frames questions that badly need asking. And you do it clearly and concisely and persuasively. Whatever you do with it as […]
Does your timely working draft, Renewing the American Experiment, ever resonate with me! What you are writing about can only serve to better understand the causes of this dysfunctional popular culture of modern America, and teach us how to turn it around. Thank you for sending it to me.
You’ve touched a nerve that reminds me […]
John Cavanagh, Executive Director, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC
I had a lot of fun reading your fascinating 15 pages. You are absolutely right in the framing: the right is winning because it has good stories. We need good stories in response. Some quick reactions.
- The Prosperity Story: I also think that the key to their story Iine […]
Lee Drutman, Communications Director, Citizen Works
Thank you also for sharing the draft of “Renewing the American Experiment.” I couldn’t agree more with the underlying premise: that we need a new set of myths for American society, ones that reflect a more shared sense of prosperity and community. Corporations have been distressingly successful at promoting a market-based […]
Betsy Toll, Living Earth: Gatherings for Deep Change, Portland, Oregon, www.LivingEarthGatherings.org
Re your first draft: Your point about the fundamental stories within or underlying the language of the political right raises what may be the most critical issue.
It appears to me that a key reason that the radical right story—that those “blessed” by God with advantages and […]
RENEWING THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT
Keynote to Seattle Thunder “The State of the Union”
Saturday, January 24, 2004, Trinity United Methodist Church
By David C. Korten
Welcome to Seattle Thunder. American democracy is in crisis and we join together here in common cause to restore and renew it. Feel the power of our collective energy as it […]