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Daring Democracy

By Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen

Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 978-080702381-5
MY HERO recommends this book to adult readers.

From the Publisher: Legendary Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore Lappé and organizer-scholar Adam Eichen offer a fresh, surprising response to America’s democracy crisis. This intergenerational duo opens with an essential truth: It’s not the magnitude of a challenge that crushes the human spirit. No—it’s feeling powerless that does us in. So, the heart of their book is solutions. With riveting stories and little-known evidence, Lappé and Eichen demystify how we got here and show us how everyday citizens are making historic change. Even in this divisive time, Americans are uniting across causes and ideologies to create a “canopy of hope” the authors call the Democracy Movement, fulfilling essential human needs for power, meaning, and connection. In this stirring book, Lappé and Eichen offer proof that courage is contagious in the daring fight for democracy.