‘By facing the shadow side of our nation, and of himself, Christopher Schaefer makes it possible for us to do the same. Re-imagining America is an acorn of hope. May it take root and grow into a mighty oak.’
Eric Utne, Utne Reader, Foreword
‘Unusual and rewarding… casting a hopeful light on our strange times.’
Jonathan Westphal, Visiting Fellow, Philosophy Department, Yale University
Re-Imagining America analyses the ‘long emergency’ that is destroying the earth and human wellbeing. It suggests a practical vision of social change and personal growth for finding hope in difficult times. Christopher Schaefer Ph.D is a grandfather, former MIT lecturer and Waldorf School enabler.
• Nurtures the seeds of practical hope for navigating chaos and
• Tells his immigrant story, from landing in Manhattan aged seven
• Asks what it means to be a conscious witness of events
• Raises disturbing questions about the War on Terror, 9/11, the
corruption of democracy and the American Empire Project
• Analyses the toxic excess of inequality, with radical solutions
• Shows how we can build a more equal, free, mutual and
sustainable society beyond failing free market capitalism, that
engages both conservatives and progressives
‘This is a workbook for contemporary humanity.’
Tom Ravetz, Priest and Author of Free from Dogma
Here are alternative, radical ideas for social reform and tackling inequality. They offer an account of how American economic and political elites have undermined democracy and drastically weakened the USA, while causing untold suffering in the Middle East and around the world. The author shows how we can make a lasting difference. The seeds of practical hope are nurtured for navigating chaos and for countering fear. He also suggests what we can do to re-imagine America as, “the promise of a new beginning.” He calls for a new Covenant between the American people and its government that engages both conservatives and progressives.
See review from New View by David Schwartz here.