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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (167 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David C. Korten Narrator: Sandra Swafford Publisher: Polity Audio LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In his classic international best seller, 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.

Korten argues that global corporate consolidation of power is but one manifestation of what he calls Empire, the organization of society by hierarchies of dominance that have held sway for the past 5,000 years. Empire has always resulted in misery for the many and fortune for the few. Now it threatens the very future of humanity.

The Great Turning traces the ancient roots of Empire and charts its long evolution from monarchies to the transnational institutions of the global economy. Empire is not inevitable, not the natural order of things, Korten argues. He draws on evidence from sources as varied as evolutionary theory, developmental psychology, and religious teachings to make the case that Earth Community, a life-centered, egalitarian, sustainable way of ordering human society based on democratic principles of partnership, is indeed possible. He details a practical strategy for advancing a turning toward a future of as-yet-unrealized human potential.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael | 12/11/2013

    " This book woke me up. Woah our planet is in deep... The wierd thing is there is an optimistic message. What was it again... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Derek Markham | 11/22/2013

    " Excellent - I got to see David Korten speak a few years ago, and this book was everything I expected from him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Peter Thijs | 11/13/2013

    " I'm sure the book was written with the best of intentions and some of the material is interesting, though not really new. But the author went on and on repeating himself. In the end I got very annoyed hearing the same things over and over again, sorry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kelda | 10/28/2013

    " XOXO David Korten!! Thank you for giving the male and modern version of many ideas stewing since Eisler! I STILL want to talk about this book with everyone I know! "

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