Dialogues-Jerry Brown

  • Title: Dialogues
  • Author: Jerry Brown
  • Released: 1998-09-01
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  • Pages: 309
  • ISBN: 0965377490
  • ISBN13: 978-0965377492
  • ASIN: 0965377490


From After victory in a June primary, former California governor Brown is campaigning for November election as mayor of Oakland. Before he takes on that daunting responsibility, he shares 18 of his more than 300 interviews during the 18 months he spent hosting the syndicated radio program We the People. On issues of justice, Brown's interview subjects include Jonathan Kozol, Sister Helen Prejean, Noam Chomsky, and David Korten. The environment, the arts, globalization, and spirituality are among subjects he discusses with Thich Nhat Hanh, Judi Bari, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Vandana Shiva, Wolfgang Sachs, and Gary Snyder. John Taylor Gatto and Susannah Sheffer converse about education and home schooling; Paolo Soleri, urban design; Donovan Webster and Lt. Col. David Grossman, war and "the violent society"; Suzanne Arms, childbirth; and Ivan Illich and Alice Walker, friendship and kindness. Most appropriate for libraries where Brown won a significant following in the 1992 presidential race, where his radio program was popular, or where books by his interview subjects circulate. Mary Carroll

From the Back Cover Jerry Brown's great gift has always been his willingness to bring his intelligence to bear on the innovative as opposed to the received idea, and Dialogues is a rich and brilliant display of that process, a stimulating exposure to interesting and provocative minds in play. (Joan Didion)

For three decades, Jerry Brown has been one of the most provocative and insightful figures on the American cultural landscape. Former Governor of California, Presidential candidate, and Mayor of the city of Oakland, he has re-evaluated and attacked entrenched ideas, forging a political philosophy that transcends conventional boundaries.

Dialogues is a collection of conversations between Brown and eighteen men and women whose ideas and activism have helped shape his vision. Ranging from the villages of India to the streets of the South Bronx, from birth centers in Holland to LouisianaM-^Rs Death Row, from battlefields to Buddhist monasteries to a place at the table with friends, this work explores accepted practices that undermine the foundations of society, and proposes ways of being that can create a more just and sustainable future.

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