Positive Thinking in a Dark Age: Essays on the Global Transition

By Jim Tull, Puma Negra Publishing

Positive Thinking in a Dark Age is a collection of fourteen essays written over the past fifteen years. In a contentious world where social action usually means either direct aid or some form of political response, these essays together promote a ‘third way’ that is rooted in systems thinking, cultural transformation and the rebuilding of small-scale communities. Evidence of cultural and systemic unraveling is exposed throughout the essays, but emphasis is placed more on guiding and inspiring change. There is scarcely a sentence in this collection that does not directly serve the vision uniting all fourteen essays. Read the introduction to the book here.

The Revolution Where You Live

By Sarah van Gelder, McGraw-Hill Education

America faces huge challenges—climate change, social injustice, racist violence, economic insecurity. Journalist Sarah van Gelder suspected that there were solutions, and she went looking for them, not in the centers of power, where people are richly rewarded for their allegiance to the status quo, but off the beaten track, in rural communities, small towns, and neglected urban neighborhoods. She bought a used pickup truck and camper and set off on a 12,000-mile journey through eighteen states, dozens of cities and towns, and five Indian reservations. From the ranches of Montana to the coalfields of Kentucky to the urban cores of Chicago and Detroit, van Gelder discovered people and communities who are remaking America from the ground up. Join her as she meets the quirky and the committed, the local heroes and the healers who, under the mass media’s radar, are getting stuff done.

×Close