Democracy's Edge

Democracy's Edge: Choosing to Save Our Country by Bringing Democracy to Life
by Frances Moore Lappé [Jossey-Bass]

Lappé’s latest book contains grassroots recipes for a functioning participatory democracy, what she calls a “revolution of hope.” The book’s snapshots of effective activism and simple ways to get involved are intended for a broad audience (buy it for your parents), but also are guided by an uncompromising vision for social and economic justice. Lappé’s chapter on media activism contains one of the best summary accounts of the 2002-2003 US fight against media consolidation. -jl

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey