[April 27 2006] David Korten is the author of the international best seller "When Corporations Rule the World". His latest book, "The Great Turning" will hit bookstores in the next few weeks. The End Corporate Personhood Committee at First Unitarian Church got some advanced copies for a study group which began last night. Here is my report.
Last night, 30 people turned off their TV's and met at First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland to begin a four week study group around David Korten's newest book, "The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community". It was very inspiring to see such a great turnout and such a diverse crowd.
Korten argues that "Empire" is how our society is currently organized through heirachy and violence but that isn't the natural order of things and we can choose differently. Throughout the book he compares and contrasts what he calls "Empire" with "Earth Community". Our choice is between these two models.