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