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
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Germany's balancing act
This is a brief, but to the point, explanation of Merkel's ambiguous performance as Germany's chancellor who represents their capitalist class.
Last I heard from Hathaway, he was teaching at a German University. Hathaway has deep roots here in the Northwest region of the US.