These books advance holistic transformation (listed in reverse chronological order based on the date of publication):

  • Alan Wolfe, The Politics of Petulance: America in an Age of Immaturity, University of Chicago Press, 2018.

  • J. Eric Oliver and Thomas J. Wood, Enchanted America: How Intuition and Reason Divide our Politics, University of Chicago Press, 2018.

    (See “Irrational Populism.”

  • John Sides, Michael Tesler, and Lynn Vavreck, Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America, Princeton University Press, 2018.

    (See “Trickle-Down Tolerance.”)

  • Terry Patten, A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries, North Atlantic Books, 2018.

    (See “The New Age Gets (Somewhat) Political.)

  • Mckesson, DeRay, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, Viking, 2018

    (See “DeRay Mckesson and the Domination-Submission System.”

  • Mounk, Yascha, The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2018
    [See “The People vs. Democracy: A Review.”]

  • Giridharadas, Anand, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
    [See “The Thriving World, the Wilting World, and You.”]

  • Heimans, Jeremy and Henry Timms, New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World -- and How to Make It Work for You, New York: Doubleday, 2018.

  • Anderson, Elizabeth, Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk About It), Princeton University Press, 2017

    (See “Multiple Identities, Politics, Freedom, and Equality.”)

  • Baldwin, James, I Am Not Your Negro: A Major Motion Picture by Raoul Peck, New York, Vintage International, 2017.

  • Suzman, James, Affluence Without Abundance: The Disappearing World of the Bushmen, New York: Bloomsbury, 2017.

  • Jones, Van, Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together, New York: Ballantine Books, 2017.

  • Bovy, Phoebe Maltz, The Perils of “Privilege,” Why Injustice Can’t Be Solved by Accusing Others of Advantage, St. Martin's Press, 2017. (See "'Your Privilege is Showing'”)

  • Scott, James C., Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.

  • Kahane, Adam, Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust, Oakland: Berrett-Koehler, 2017.

  • Wilber, Ken, Trump in a Post-Truth World, Boulder: Shambala Publications, 2017.

  • Jacobs, Alan, How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds, New York: Penguin Random House, 2017.

  • Katherine J. Cramer, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, University of Chicago Press, 2016.

  • Lama, Dalai and Desmond Tutu, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, New York: Random House, 2016.

  • Lalous, Frederic, Reinventing Organizations: An Illustrated Invitation to Join the Conversation on Next-stage Organizations, Nelson Parker, 2016.

  • Bond, Becky and Zack Exley, Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything, Whole River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016.

  • Isenberg, Nancy, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, New York: Viking Press, 2016.

  • Nader, Ralph, Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think, San Francisco: City Lights, 2016.

  • Dinan, Stephen, Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling Our Mission in Service to All, Charlottesville, Hampton Roads Pulishing, 2016.

  • Jaffe, Sarah, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, New York: Nation Books, 2016.

  • Klein, Naomi, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, New York, Simon & Schuster, 2014.
    [See “A Marshall Plan for the Earth.”]

  • Hartsough, David, Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist, Oakland, PM Press, 2014.

  • Salvatierra, Alexia and Peter Heltzel, Faith Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service of the World, Downers Grove, 2014.

  • Bandarage, Asoka, Sustainability and Well-Being: The Middle Path to Environment, Society, and the Economy, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. [see A Holistic Masterpiece, by Wade Hudson]

  • Haidt, Jonathan, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, New York: Random House, 2012.

  • George, Bill and Doug Baker, True North Groups: A Powerful Path to Personal and Leadership Development, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2011.

  • Winograd, Morley and Michael D. Hais, Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation is Remaking America, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2011.

  • Swimme, Brian Thomas and Mary Evelyn Tucker, Journey of the Universe, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

  • Rosenberg, Tina, Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2011.

  • Kahane, Adam, Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2010.

  • Needleman, Jacob, Why Can’t We Be Good? New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 2007.

  • McLeod, Melvin, ed., Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place, Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2006.

  • Suzuki, Shunryu, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Boston: Shambala. 2006.

  • Vernezze, Peter and Carl J. Porter, Bob Dylan and Philosophy, Chicago: Open Court, 2006.

  • Loeb, Paul Rogat, The Impossible Will Take a Little While, A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear, New York: Basic Books, 2004.

  • Rettig, Hillary, The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way, New York: Lantern Books, 2004.

  • West, Cornel, Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism. New York: Penguin Books, 2004.

  • Sennett, Richard, Respect in a World of Inequality, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2003.

  • Horwitz, Claudia, The Spiritual Activist: Practices to Transform Your Life, Your Work, and Your World, New York: Penguin Compass, 2002.

  • Butler, Christopher, Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

  • Moyer, Bill, Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements, Gabriola Island: New Society Publishers, 2001.

  • Schutt, Randy, Inciting Democracy, A Practical Proposal for Creating a Good Society, Cleveland, Spring Forward Press, 2001.

  • Nagler, Michael N., Is There No Other Way: The Search for a Nonviolent Future, Berkeley: Berkeley Hills Books, 2001.

  • Leeds, Dorothy, The 7 Powers of Questions, New York: Perigee, 2000.

  • Putnam, Robert D., Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

  • Abdullah, Sharif, Creating a World That Works for All, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1999.

  • Bronner, Stephen Eric, Camus: Portrait of a Moralist. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1999.

  • Glassner, Barry, The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane Crashes, Road Rage, & So Much More. New York: Basic Books, 1999.

  • Crossan, John Dominic, The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus, San Francisco: Harper, 1998.

  • Swartz, David, Culture & Power: The Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

  • Lakoff, George, Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1996.

  • Shaw, Randy, The Activist Handbook: A Primer, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

  • Nichols, Michael P., The Lost Art of Listening: How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships, New York: Guilford, Press, 1995.

  • Reich, Charles A., Opposing the System, New York: Random House, 1995.

  • Cameron, Julia, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. New York: Tarcher, Putnam, 1992.

  • Friere, Paolo, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, New York: Continuum, 1986.

  • Heider, John, The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age, Atlanta: Humanics New Age, 1985.

  • Bookchin, Murray, The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy, Oakland, AK Press, 1982.

  • Merton, Thomas, Love and Living, San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979.

  • Thurman, Howard, Jesus and the Disinherited, Boston: Beacon Press, 1976.

  • Sennett, Richard and Jonathan Cobb, The Hidden Injuries of Class, New York: Random House, 1973.

  • Ryan, William, Blaming the Victim, New York: Random House, 1971.

  • Morgan. Robin, Sisterhood is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement, New York: Vintage, 1970.

  • Millet, Kate, Sexual Politics, New York: Columbia University Press, 1969.

  • Roszak, Theodore, The Making of a Counter Culture, Garden City: Doubleday, 1969.

  • Laing, R.D., The Politics of Experience, New York: Ballantine, 1967.

  • Marcuse, Herbert, One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society, Boston: Beacon Press, 1964.

  • Buber, Martin, I and Thou. New York: Scribner, 1958.

  • Snyder, Gary, Earth House Hold: Technical Notes & Queries To Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries,York: New Directions, 1957.

  • Camus, Albert, The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt, New York: Vintage International, 1956.

  • Tillich, Paul, The Courage to Be, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1952. (see “The Courage to Be”)

  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo, The Portable Emerson, New York: Viking Press, 1948.

  • James, William, The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, Dover Publications, 1902.


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