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  - Robert Heckner - Goodreads

Interesting. But still focused on making an "ideal government." Instead of the abolish of government. Read full review

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

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 is the author of more than thirty-four critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. He is the winner of an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.

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