This is a gathering of poetry and antique photographs in search of the healing power of the mother. It takes a hard look at the enormous world consequence of diminishing her life force, which is the healing and nurturing part of humanity. There are poems from Bright’s work as an educator and poems that strip bare institutionalized child abuse. There are poems about the Heartland, America, in the ’50s and ’60s and poems about how the Mothers hold our lives together with love, creating relationship–the thread of life.
“Susan digs down to the dirt to make you see the dark realities of womankind’s struggles from pre-civilization to present day, which I call The Destructive Era. Images she fills us with: raising our children in a violent world; the storms of the raging Earth Mother; keeping track of our planetary brothers and the newest forms of their ideology; women’s rights or shall I say lack of them; how what was happening 100 years ago was woven with misery, (for misery is always our shadow), the timelessness of racism . . This book is not to be missed and I sincerely mean it.”
With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.
Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office
These wide-ranging interviews, from 1992 and 1993, cover everything from Bosnia and Somalia to biotechnology and nonviolence, with particular attention to the “Third Worldization” of the United States.
The host of the award-winning humorous news program offers tongue-in-cheek insight into American democracy with coverage of such topics as the republican qualities of ancient Rome, the antics of our nation’s founders, and the ludicrous nature of today’s media.
In What’s the Matter with Kansas?, Thomas Frank pointed out that a great number of Americans actually vote against their own interests. In The Political Mind, George Lakoff explains why. As it turns out, human beings are not the rational creatures we’ve so long imagined ourselves to be. Ideas, morals, and values do not exist somewhere outside the body, ready to be examined and put to use. Instead, they exist quite literally inside the brain and they take physical shape there. For example, we form particular kinds of narratives in our minds just like we form specific muscle memories such as typing or dancing, and then we fit new information into those narratives. Getting that information out of one narrative type and into another or building a whole new narrative altogether can be as hard as learning to play the banjo. Changing your mind isn’t like changing your body it’s the same thing. But as long as progressive politicians and activists persist in believing that people use an objective system of reasoning to decide on their politics, the Democrats will continue to lose elections. They must wrest control of the terms of the debate from their opponents rather than accepting their frame and trying to argue within it. This passionate, erudite, and groundbreaking book will appeal to readers of Steven Pinker and Thomas Frank. It is a fascinating read for anyone interested in how the mind works, how society works, and how they work together.