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Book Description

Hartmann is perhaps best known for his fierce commitment to Jeffersonian democracy and his steadfast opposition to the corporatization of America. But in these pages you’ll also discover his Older and Younger Cultures hypothesis, which identifies the root cause of so many of our social and environmental ills. You’ll hear from Hartmann on how to keep our schools from treating children like assembly line products, why attention deficit disorder is not an affliction, what cloudy Germany can teach us about solar energy, and much more. Fascinating as these essays are, they’re ultimately meant to inspire you to action. As Hartmann says at the end of every radio program, “Get out there, get active! Tag, you’re it!”

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Editor’s Note
  7. Introduction: The Stories of Our Times
  8. Part I We the People
    1. The Radical Middle
    2. The Story of Carl
    3. Democracy Is Inevitable
    4. An Informed and Educated Electorate
    5. Whatever Happened to Cannery Row?
  9. Part II Brainstorms
    1. The Edison Gene
    2. Older and Younger Cultures
    3. Framing
    4. Walking the Blues Away
  10. Part III Visions and Visionaries
    1. Life in a Tipi
    2. How to Raise a Fully Human Child
    3. Starting Salem in New Hampshire
    4. Younger-Culture Drugs of Control
    5. The Secret of “Enough”
  11. Part IV Earth and Edges
    1. The Atmosphere
    2. The Death of the Trees
    3. Cool Our Fever
    4. Something Will Save Us
  12. Part V Journeys
    1. Uganda Sojourn
    2. Russia: A New Seed Planted among Thorns
    3. Caral, Peru: A Thousand Years of Peace
    4. After the Crash
  13. Part VI America the Corporatocracy
    1. The True Story of the Boston Tea Party
    2. Wal-Mart Is Not a Person
    3. Medicine for Health, Not for Profit
    4. Privatizing the Commons
    5. Sociopathic Paychecks
  14. Acknowledgments
  15. Notes
  16. Index
  17. About the Author
  18. About the Editor
  19. Footnotes
    1. Chapter 6
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    2. Chapter 10
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    3. Chapter 11
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    4. Chapter 22
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    5. Chapter 22
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    6. Chapter 24
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