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Re-Imagining America

Finding Hope in Difficult Times

Christopher Schaefer Foreword by Eric Utne

224 pp.  
6" x 9"

Hawthorn Press


Published:  October 2019


  • “By facing the shadow side of our nation, and of himself, Christopher Schaefer makes it possible for us to do the same. Re-imagining America is an acorn of hope. May it take root and grow into a mighty oak.” —Eric Utne, Utne Reader (from the foreword)

Christopher Schaefer analyzes the “long emergency” that is destroying the Earth and human wellbeing. He suggests a practical vision of social change and personal growth for finding hope in difficult times.

The book offers alternative, radical ideas for social reform and tackling inequality, providing an account of how American economic and political elites have undermined democracy and drastically weakened the U.S. while causing untold suffering in the Middle East and around the world. The author shows how we can make a lasting difference. The seeds of practical hope are nurtured for navigating chaos and for countering fear. He also suggests what we can do to re-imagine America as, “the promise of a new beginning.”

Christopher Schaefer calls for a new covenant between the American people and its government—one that engages both conservatives and progressives.

Re-Imagining America:

  • Nurtures the seeds of practical hope for navigating chaos and
    countering fear
  • Tells his immigrant story, from landing in Manhattan aged seven
  • Asks what it means to be a conscious witness of events
  • Raises disturbing questions about the War on Terror, 9/11, the corruption of democracy and the American Empire Project
  • Analyses the toxic excess of inequality, with radical solutions
  • Shows how we can build a more equal, free, mutual and sustainable society beyond failing free market capitalism, that engages both conservatives and progressives

    “Unusual and rewarding...casting a hopeful light on our strange times.” —Jonathan Westphal, Visiting Fellow, Philosophy Department, Yale University

    “This is a workbook for contemporary humanity.” —Tom Ravetz, Priest and Author of Free from Dogma

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