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

Parker J. Palmer

Narrator Stefan Rudnicki

Publisher: Ascent Audio

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In his newest book, Parker J. Palmer builds on his own extensive  experience as a an inner life explorer and social change activist  to examine the personal and social infrastructure of American  politics. What he did for educators in The Courage to Teach  he does here for citizens by looking at the dynamics of our inner  lives for clues to reclaiming our civic well-being. In Healing  the Heart of Democracy, he points the way to a politics rooted  in the commonwealth of compassion and creativity still found among  We the People.    Democracy, writes Palmer, is a  non-stop experiment in the strengths and weaknesses of our  political institutions, local communities, and the human  heartand its outcome can never be taken for granted. The  experiment is endless, unless we blow up the lab, and the  explosives to do the job are found within us. But so also is the  hearts alchemy that can turn suffering into compassion,  conflict into community, and tension into energy for creativity  amid democracys demands.   Healing the Heart of Democracy names the  habits of the heart we need to revitalize our  politics and shows how they can be formed in the everyday venues of  our lives. Palmer proposes practical and hopeful methods to hold  the tensions of our differences in a manner that can help us  restore a government of the people, by the people, for the  people.
Duration: about 7 hours (07:16:49)
Publishing date: 2020-07-20; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2020. Copyright Statment: —