The Soapbox

THE SOAPBOX: Towers or Spheres? Democracy and/or Hierarchy

by Margaret Blanchard The best small groups of family or friends seem inherently democratic as we sit in circles around fires or tables, each person allowed to voice feelings, express opinions, contribute to plans. (I recall how our family dynamics changed when we moved from a rectangular to a round table.) Whatever our differences in other […]

THE SOAPBOX: Political Dimensions of the Whole

by Margaret Blanchard I worry about our body politic, our U.S.A., which seems so split during and since the last national election. It’s taken us so long to recover from the last uncivil rupture over the Vietnam War, we’re only beginning to heal our racial divisions, and we’ve only fitfully addressed the 99/1 percent class divide. […]