Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen

Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen

by Susan Griffin

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Overview

What does is it mean to be a citizen of the United States? Susan Griffin’s provocative investigation of that question takes us from the Declaration of Independence to the Iraq War, with many stops in between. Her conclusion: democracy is nothing less than a revolution of consciousness, and the revolution has just begun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780834825741
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 11/10/2009
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 450 KB

About the Author

Susan Griffin has won dozens of awards for her work as a feminist writer, poet, essayist, playwright, and filmmaker. She is the author of more than twenty books including A Chorus of Stones, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the recipient of an Emmy, a MacArthur grant, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a frequent contributor to Ms. magazine, the New York Times Book Review, and numerous other publications. She lectures widely and is a frequent guest on national and local radio programs. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments   ix

1. Liberty   1

2. Yosemite   53

3. Blue Jeans   140

4. Jazz   195

5. Song of Myself   229

6. Round   277

Bibliography   286
About the Author   293

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