|The threat of continued warfare to the future of
humanity has become dire. The Great
Turning explores that threat in detail and provides an
equally detailed plan for meeting - and overcoming - it.
Written in the author's trademark clear, compelling style, this timely
book uncovers the roots of Empire in ancient Athens and charts the long
transition from the institutions of monarchy to those of the global
economy as the favored instruments of imperialism. Korten then
discusses the promise of early America as a democracy dedicated to
spreading liberty and freedom - and the failure of the "American
experiment" through the contemporary takeover of the U.S. government by
corporate plutocrats, religious theocrats, and neoconservative
militarists in pursuit of naked imperial ambition.
Korten draws on sources as varied as evolution, developmental
psychology, and the wisdom of religious mystics to make the case for
"Earth Community" - a people-centered, community-based future.
The Great Turning
From Empire to Earth Community
by David C Korten