Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation (Google eBook)

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Nation Books, 2011 - Political Science - 92 pages
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In his late teens and early twenties, Walter Mosley was addicted to alcohol and cigarettes. Drawing from this intimate knowledge of addiction and recovery, Mosley explores the deviances of contemporary America and describes a society in thrall to its own consumption. Although Americans live in the richest country on earth, many citizens exist on the brink of poverty, and from that profound economic inequality stems self-destructive behavior.

In "Twelve Steps to Political Revelation," Mosley outlines a guide to recovery from oppression. First we must identify the problems that surround us. Next we must actively work together to create a just, more holistic society. And finally, power must be returned to the embrace of the people.

Challenging and original, "Recovery confronts" both self-understanding and how we define ourselves in relation to others.

  

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Review: Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation

User Review  - Shanee - Goodreads

I really enjoyed reading this book. Very powerful information and insight into where we are, where we came from, what were doing and the way we need to go. I will have to definitely read this book again. Read full review

Review: Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation

User Review  - Charles Baker - Goodreads

I think this is a very important book that every citizen of this great USA should read. You may not agree with all of Mosley's premises or conclusions, I find that I am in very close agreement with ... Read full review

Contents

STEP ONE ADMITTING THERE IS A PROBLEM AND DEFINING THAT PROBLEM
1
STEP TWO THE IMPORTANCE OF LANGUAGE OR LEARNING HOW TO SPEAK
7
STEP THREE TELLING THE TRUTH
17
STEP FOUR DEFINING THE CLASSES
25
STEP FIVE LEGITIMIZING PSYCHOTHERAPY IN POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT
31
STEP SIX EVERY DAY
41
STEP SEVEN MAKING DEMOCRACY
49
STEP EIGHT ATTEMPTING TO UNDERSTAND THE MIND IN RELATION TO THE ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE
57
STEP NINE DISCONTINUING THE PRACTICE OF LIVING IN THE PAST
63
STEP TEN UNDERSTANDING COST
69
STEP ELEVEN UNDERSTANDING YOUR WORTH
79
STEP TWELVE DEFINING AND THEN CLAIMINGGENIUS
83
AFTERWORD
91
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About the author (2011)

Walter Mosley, novelist and creator of African American detective Easy Rawlins, was born in South Central Los Angeles in 1952. He attended Goddard College and City College, CUNY, before graduating from Johnson State College in Vermont. He is a member of the executive board of PEN America Center and a member of PEN's Open Book Committee. He is also a former president of the Mystery Writers of America. In 1990, he published Devil in a Blue Dress, a mystery novel which won a John Creasy Award for best first novel, was nominated for an Edgar Award, and was eventually made into a motion picture starring Denzel Washington (1995). His title Last Days of Ptolemy Grey made the New York Times Bestseller list for 2010. Easy Rawlins books are now published in eighteen countries across four continents. He lives in New York City.

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