By Kathy Roth-Douquet
"How can we Ever converse with One Voice back in Our Divided and indignant Country?"It is astounding how one the United States is remoted from the "other" the USA. The red/blue country divisions run so deep that it really is attainable to reside with none interaction—ideological or otherwise—with those that carry varied critiques than oneself. we're a humans alienated, from ourselves and from our govt. The authors, a wierd combine around the Blue/Red divide—one a founding father of the fashionable evangelical stream, the opposite a liberal Jewish former Clinton aide—hold a longer dialog throughout many months, a number of states, and countries—sometimes contentious, occasionally humorous, exploring the belief of the way not going pairings—and hence, the full country—can come jointly. They argue that we are coming into a brand new period in heritage, and now could be the time to get up to it; to make ourselves in a position to take on the big difficulties in our laps; to, in impression, circulate mountains.
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Agora. ” Frank laughs. “All right. But I think that says it. The agora was the place in ancient Greece where people got together, talked about the things that concerned all of them, decided together how to act. It’s what made early democracy possible. We need to all learn the tools, the tricks of the agora, if we’re going to be able to engage with each other and to somehow do global projects while still being free people. ” Frank doesn’t sound convinced. ” Kathy talks about needing to make a connection to one another.
Now we’re in a different stage. We’re free and cynical. We have to figure out how to ✯ 35 ✯ HOW FREE PEOPLE MOVE MOUNTAINS pull off dealing with each other. ” Frank asks. “We have to find a way to decide together that the bush is real, without either God or Caesar telling us to believe that. We have to find a way to act together. ’ How can we best interact, share information, make decisions together? How do we link ourselves up with each other? ” “Agora. ” Frank laughs. “All right. But I think that says it.
But I think that says it. The agora was the place in ancient Greece where people got together, talked about the things that concerned all of them, decided together how to act. It’s what made early democracy possible. We need to all learn the tools, the tricks of the agora, if we’re going to be able to engage with each other and to somehow do global projects while still being free people. ” Frank doesn’t sound convinced. ” Kathy talks about needing to make a connection to one another. She sees this as some sort of political connection, an outgrowth of policy.