ITS NOT TO LATE!
Crisis, Opportunity, and the Power of Hope
By Frances Moore Lappé and Bob Massie
Limited Edition release scheduled for mid-2020
It’s Not Too Late! offers a surprising and motivating new lens through which to see the climate crisis. Though many feel overwhelmed and tempted to give up, we find a genuine ray of hope: The very severity of the climate crisis could trigger an historic awakening, enabling us to grasp causal connections among the climate crisis, our broken political system, and our economic distress.
With this awakening we can address the three roots simultaneously—and then take the necessary steps to create a just, sustainable, and prosperous future for us all. We can—and must—build a livable America capable of positive global leadership. Our book lays out why ... and how.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I -THE CLIMATE CRISIS, CRACKING OPEN POSSIBILITY
1. Why It’s Not Too Late
2. Climate Stories of Possibility
PART II AN ECONOMY FOR ALL OF US, OPENING TO SOLUTIONS
1. America’s Long Struggle: Concentrated Wealth vs. Democracy
2. Rethinking Economics: Beyond Market vs Government
3. The Making of a Fair, Flourishing Economy that Serves All of Us
4. An Explosion of New Ideas, Bold Actions
PART III WHO DECIDES OUR FUTURE? WE THE PEOPLE
1. Rigged Democracy Can’t Save the Planet
2. A Living Democracy for a Living Earth
CONCLUSION FINDING POWER IN HOPE, HOPE IN POWER
PARTICIPATORY BOOK WRITING
"It's not the magnitude of a challenge that crushes the human spirit. It's feeling useless that does us in."
— from "Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want" by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen
“This book, perhaps better than any other, shows Americans that the democracy they want is possible.”
—Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School professor and author of Republic, Lost, on Frances Moore Lappé & Adam Eichen's Daring Democracy
IT'S NOT TO LATE AUTHORS
Small Planet Institute Democracy Fellow
FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ
Small Planet Institute Co-Founder
Seasoned writer and activist Frances met recent college graduate Adam at a democracy conference in Mexico City in 2015. This culminated in the cross-generational pair teaming up to write Daring Democracy.
SPREADING THE DEMOCRACY MESSAGE
PAST APPEARANCES INCLUDE...
New York University
University of Waterloo
University of Hawaii
UC Santa Cruz
Oregon State University
Mt. Holyoke College
Miami Dade College
EVERY MOVEMENT NEEDS A SIGN...
Every movement needs a hand sign.
Here’s our idea for the Democracy Movement:
it’s the letter “d” in American sign language, and with a raised arm it seems to shout
“I count” and “1 person, 1 vote!”