Reading: Louis G. Herman “Future Primal”

May 16, 2013 @ 11:00 pm – January 1, 1970 @ 1:00 am
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen Street

How should we respond to the converging crises of violent conflict, political corruption, and global ecological devastation? In “Future Primal: How Our Wilderness Origins Show Us the Way Forward,” Louis G. Herman argues
that for us to create a sustainable, fulfilling future, we need to first look back into our deepest past to recover our core humanity. Herman suggests we draw from the experience of earth-based cultures and weave their wisdom together with the scientific story of an evolving universe to help create something radically new — an earth-centered, planetary politics with the personal truth quest at its heart. Herman was born in an orthodox Jewish community in apartheid South Africa, studied medicine at Cambridge University, and now is a professor of political science at the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu.

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