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A Politics of Love

By: Marianne Williamson
Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
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In this stirring call to arms, the activist, spiritual leader, and New York Times best-selling author of the classic Return to Love confronts the cancerous politics of fear and divisiveness threatening the US today, urging all spiritually aware Americans to return to - and act out of - our deepest value: love.

America’s story is one of great social achievement. From the abolitionists who fought to outlaw slavery, to the suffragettes who championed women’s right to vote, to the civil rights proponents who battled segregation and institutionalized white supremacy, to the proponents of the women’s movement and gay rights seeking equality for all, citizens for generations have risen up to fulfill the promise of our nation. Over the course of America’s history, these activists have both embodied and enacted the nation’s deepest values.

Today, America is once again is in turmoil. A spiritual cancer of fear threatens to undo the progress we have achieved. Discord and hatred are dissolving our communal bonds and undermining the spirit of social responsibility - the duty we feel toward one another. In this powerful spiritual manifesto, Marianne Williamson offers a tonic for this cultural malignancy. She urges us to imitate the heroes of our past and live out our deepest spiritual commitment: where some have sown hatred, let us now sow love.

Williamson argues that we must do more than respond to external political issues. We must address the deeper, internal causes that have led to this current dysfunction. We need a new, whole-person politics of love that stems not just from the head but from the heart, not just from intellectual understanding but from a genuine affection for one another. By committing to love, we will make a meaningful contribution to the joyful, fierce, and disruptive energies that are rising at this critical point in time. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, "we must think anew, and act anew...and then we shall save our country".

©2019 Marianne Williamson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
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Changed how I view politics

I have always liked Marianne Williamson but never thought of how spirituality could align with politics completely. Everything she says in here makes sense including the answer to, “How are we going to pay for that?” I think there is value to reading every political candidate’s book, if they have one, because voters can learn what the candidate believes in and what their real vision for our country is, beyond the sound bites. Even if you don’t want to support Marianne as a candidate, her book might change the way you view politics and the candidates, and remind you of how much better things can be.

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Marianne is my hero!

I think this should be recommended reading for all Americans regardless of political party. She is a humanitarian over everything. If you are human and you have a heart you need to read this book. She has such a great way of connecting to all types of people. People who are more strongly to the right might dismiss her because she definitely has left leaning views but be patient and really listen. She has some things to say that are truly Universal truths and such a poignant social commentary on what is happening in American politics today. An absolute must read.

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Every American needs to read this.

Every American with a brain and a soul (aka every American) should read this book. It's time to get our hearts and heads into the political field and realign with what it truly means to be an American. Marianne brilliantly breaks it down and shows us how to engage with the current political environment in order to bring about the fundamental changes that we desperately need.

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Absolutely Inspiring!

I could not stop listening to this audio. In the most balanced, practical, humane and unapologetically poweful way, Marianne makes a case for a sleeping yet imperfectly perfect America to reawaken to its core value of love and responsibility for our country, children, the planet and all of humanity. She points out that all major movements that actually mattered and benefited the greatest amount of people started from this point.

Marianne's view of love is not one of touchy felly platitudes but one of deep reflection, courage, strength, vulnerability, and the willingness to give one's entire being to an idea bigger that one's immediate personal concerns alone.

She invites the spiritual to emerge from the veiled apathy of being other-worldly-focused alone and act. She invites the materialist to look beyond the external and go within to discover a Reality that connects us all. I highly recommend this book to anyone ready to take enlightened action in the world and is seeking a perspective that is simply not available in the well worn coversations of disgust, blame, separation, revenge or victimization.

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Time for politics to Evolve

It's time for politics to evolve, for all of us to stop playing with the same old deck of cards that has us flailing an axe at the branches rather than getting to the root of any issue, and Marianne has re~minded Us of the simple Key:
Love. This book is a piece for transformation in politics and life in general! Well articulated and a highly suggested read!

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A MUST READ! Save Our Lives from an inevitable end

Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson has the actual answers that we are looking for in these seemingly apocalyptic times.
Change our world. How? The answers are really in this book. Really!!!

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some insightful concept but epetitive and preachy

I like many of the overall concepts, but it felt preachy and repetitive. This book could have been one fourth as long. And the author used the word "should" like it was going of style.

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Not true based on her personal beliefs.

high minded cover-up. say the truth corporate greed is the amerian foundation that is falling apart. only completely dismantling. corruption will build what works without lies that steals kills and destroys..

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political reinspiration!

amazingly thoughtful linking together spiritual love and care for suffering and humanity with the inspiration to be engaged in social issues, with a great discussion of history and our most important social political concerns

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Beautiful

Yes.... I'm inspired to be a stand for love and be in action foro democracy.

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Such an important message

I wasnt the biggest fan of the narrator, but Williamson writes absolute truth. It is essential that we rememeber that a country is more than money, but has a soul, and the whole of it represents how we, as individuals, develope it.

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  • Mateja Rotar
  • 10-05-21

Inspiring and a must read for every change maker!

I loved ideas in this book. By the end of the book it becomes obvious how author's upbringing impacted the thinking and proposed solutions. Although the book is only about America, some things are replicable to other countries too. If we follow the general idea and principles on the book, we would all be better off. I did miss more research about new economic development as solutions already exist. And they come from so called "socialist countrys" that the author has not so fond attitude towards. In general, I would highly recommend this book if you're interested in changes in improving life for the better.

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  • Alamdeep S Kamboj
  • 09-01-20

A compelling truth

The author has a wonderful soul. To write for the benefit of every citizen is her primary goal.