In an historic turn, grassroots America has overcome its apathy and cyclic reversionto the ways of the past, last induced by Islamic fundamentalism. Newly cognizant ofits inherent interests, grassroots America has responded to the vision of BarakMoreIn an historic turn, grassroots America has overcome its apathy and cyclic reversionto the ways of the past, last induced by Islamic fundamentalism. Newly cognizant ofits inherent interests, grassroots America has responded to the vision of Barak Obamaand Hillary Clinton, and fl ocked to the polls.
The emotions of politics take frontand center. In Democracy From The Grassroots: A Guide to Creative Politics, weexamine in depth the political passion of the grassroots and these emergent leaders.Beginning with an inspiring historical overview of grassroots politics in America,the author then guides us through its organizational structures—the politicalclubs, committees, councils, caucuses, and workshops wherein real people work tocreate real change.
A chapter devoted to the analysis of issues, the systems whichdetermine their resolution, and their role in the political campaign, serves toenlighten and motivate—the ideal lead-in to an exhaustive section on training.A concise summary integrates the hypotheses set forth about the role of grassrootspolitics in American social development.
And in a unique and compelling twist,that model is then compared to the individual’s development as a person.Written by psychoanalyst, political activist and scholar Dr. Joseph Abrahams,Democracy From the Grassroots, A Guide to Creative Political Action presents thepioneering work of three decades in the grassroots trenches. At once a vibranthistory lesson and a call to action, this slender volume is as lush in practical howtoas it is in thoughtful refl ection and insight. The appendix is remarkable forits richly annotated bibliography and a revealing chronicle of the events andissues of American grassroots movements.