Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker J. Palmer audiobook

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

By Parker J. Palmer
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Gildan Media

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200547364

  • ISBN: 9798200547357

  • ISBN: 9798200547371

Runtime: 7.28 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

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Author Bio: Parker J. Palmer

Author Bio: Parker J. Palmer

Parker J. Palmer holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage and Renewal, senior associate of the American Association for Higher Education, and senior advisor to the Fetzer Institute. In 1998, he was named one of the thirty most influential senior leaders in higher education. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestsellers Let Your Life Speak and A Hidden Wholeness.

 

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 7.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English