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  • There’s no doubt that we’re in a period of great cynicism about what government does or can do to improve our lives. Psychotherapist Michael Lerner believes this cynicism and the alienation that Americans feel are a direct result of the ethic of selfishness that pervades American politics, from the White House on down. Lerner is the author of a new book called The Politics of Meaning: Restoring Hope and Possibility in an Age of...
    May 23, 1996 | Story
  • Many of us call ourselves environmentalists because we recycle our trash, maybe cut back on our driving and shop for energy-efficient products. We think these our changes in behavior are making a difference, but Tom Athanasiou disagrees. In his new book, Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor, Athanasiou argues that only radical social and economic changes will reverse the disastrous destruction of our environment.
    May 10, 1996 | Story
  • Washington Babylon is the name of the new book by investigative journalists Alexander Cockburn and Ken Silverstein, which describes the corruption of the political establishment, both Republicans and Democrats alike.
    May 08, 1996 | Story
  • The Cold War is over, but is America now at war with itself? It seems as though Americans are increasingly dividing along racial, class, gender and ideological lines. Abraham Lincoln warned us, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." A new book called A House Divided looks at six belief systems struggling for America’s Soul.
    May 08, 1996 | Story