Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation
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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STEP TWO THE IMPORTANCE OF LANGUAGE OR LEARNING HOW TO SPEAK
STEP THREE TELLING THE TRUTH
STEP FOUR DEFINING THE CLASSES
STEP FIVE LEGITIMIZING PSYCHOTHERAPY IN POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT
STEP SIX EVERY DAY
STEP SEVEN MAKING DEMOCRACY
STEP EIGHT ATTEMPTING TO UNDERSTAND THE MIND IN RELATION TO THE ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE
STEP NINE DISCONTINUING THE PRACTICE OF LIVING IN THE PAST
STEP TEN UNDERSTANDING COST
STEP ELEVEN UNDERSTANDING YOUR WORTH
STEP TWELVE DEFINING AND THEN CLAIMINGGENIUS