A provocative quote and commentary on “curing political evils”. Cause to pause, political movements take 2..

I offer the following as grist for those of us thinking about the state of our political system, movements and change dynamics.  I enjoyed the first quote not knowing who said it or when.  To my surprise my historian friend revealed the source and additional commentary.  Cause to pause. I don’t think we are repeating … Continue reading

Curing political evils: Most of us confuse the symptoms for the cause. Source unknown.

“The cure of a sickness can only be achieved if its cause is known, and the same is true of curing political evils. To be sure, the outward form of a sickness, its symptom which strikes the eye, is easier to see and discover than the inner cause. And this is the reason why so … Continue reading

Good analysis of political party ideology purism. Inmates Seize The Asylum.

Full Article Here: http://themoderatevoice.com/73205/inmates-seize-the-asylum/ Inmates Seize The Asylum POSTED BY JASON ARVAK IN POLITICS.MAY 19TH, 2010 (Excerpt) Full Article Here: http://themoderatevoice.com/73205/inmates-seize-the-asylum/ Commentators have for years lamented the growing polarization of American politics. Both parties have increasingly turned away from compromise and unreliable centrists and towards “base” elements that personify ideological purism. The ideological purging of heretics began in … Continue reading

Transformation Systems International is the community that is foundational to my work: Generative Engagement and Change Initiatives.

This is a nice 7 minute video that portrays the essence of who we are and what informs our integrated transformation, engagement and performance work.  Enjoy.  Walt 13.Transformation Systems International in Essence by Peter Hwosch

Not Their Finest Hour. Britain’s elections ended in an anti-climax, revealing a crisis of governance. (WSJ)

I’m thinking about large scale social change dynamics.  British elections offered something to ponder.  Nice overview and instructive as we in the US consider our politics and the size/role of government and debt.  What I wonder is the corporate welfare aspect of our situation compared to Britain’s.  Is that “power” dynamic significantly different (social welfare … Continue reading

(3 of 3) Read Ari Melber’s (The Nation) interview with web expert and Harvard law professor Yochai Benkler: The Sociology of Political Blogs:

Read Ari Melber's interview with web expert and Harvard law professor Yochai Benkler about the new study, the future of blog research. The Sociology of Political Blogs: An Interview with Yochai Benkler | The Nation http://www.thenation.com Harvard law professor Yochai Benkler researches the Internet's impact on politics, economics and culture. His 2007 book, The Wealth of … Continue reading