03 Jun '11, 12pm

What else is needed for a positive, unifying agenda for progressives? Great food:

What else is needed for a positive, unifying agenda for progressives? Great food:

Is this your idea of a great place? Didn't think so. Photo: Robert Terrell David Roberts has been sketching out a positive, unifying agenda for progressives under the banner of what he calls "great places ." It isn't enough, David argues, to rail against the snarling philistinism of Sarah Palin or engage endlessly in the "decrepit political arguments that dominate U.S. politics." Instead, he urges us to: see things with fresh eyes, to think anew about the unique challenges and opportunities of our historical moment. We're in a time of profound, rapid change and we need an agenda that looks to the future with purpose and confidence. David's project resonates, because he's not pushing us to imagine some joyless future in which everyone grimly pursues maximum eco-virtue. Rather, he asks : what if ecological activism meant figuring out how to make living together more fun? Wha...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sustainable-food/2011-06-02-great-pl...

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