The Great Turning From Empire To Earth Community
In his classic international bestseller, When Corporations Rule the World, David Korten exposed the destructive and oppressive nature of the global corporate economy and helped spark a global resistance movement. Now, he shows that the problem runs deeper than corporate domination—with far greater consequences. Here, Korten argues that corporate consolidation of power is merely one manifestation of what he calls “Empire”: the organization of society through hierarchy and violence that has largely held sway for the past 5,000 years.
David Korten's inspiring and extensively-illustrated presentation of his new book "The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community." David says we are at a defining moment in all of human history, when the planet is rapidly confronting us with limits to the exploitative dominator system of the past 5000 years. He implores us to replace the old control stories with new ones affirming life values of cooperation, community and interdependence.
* Sweeping survey of world history offering a new understanding of the key challenge of our time* Offers a positive message of hope for a sustainable and just future and a practical strategy for getting thereIn "The Great Turning," David Korten argues that "Empire," the organization of society through hierarchy and violence has always resulted in misery for the many and fortune for the few, but now it threatens the very future of humanity as Empire has become unsustainable and destructive.