Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Moore interviewed about deep democracy

Yesterday, Allan Hunter reviewed Michael Toms' A Time for Choices: Deep Dialogues for Deep Democracy, interviews with prominent thinkers post 9-11. Tom co-founded New Dimensions Media in California, and has been interviewing interesting people for thirty years.

The blog says, "Some of the people who appear in the book will be familiar, some less so. All are first rate thinkers - Howard Zinn, Jean Houston, Marianne Williamson, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Jane Hirshfield, Noam Chomsky, Thomas Moore, Sogyal Rinpoche… and many many more. It made me realize how tired I am of tv talking heads who always have an answer and who always have to prove someone wrong so they can be right. Real discussion is not the same thing as those boxing matches/slugging fests we have shoved at us in the name of 'opinion'."

Hunter contrasts Toms' presentation with television commentary: "This book truly is a way to begin thinking anew; it is about dialogue, not arguing (which is most of what we get treated to on TV) and it’s a skill we seem to have lost sight of."

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