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Trump and the Empty-Self Syndrome

donald trump

Donald Trump has lost touch with his inner self. He has what Parker J. Palmer refers to as “the empty-self syndrome.” This empty self is constantly and chronically hungry but the host lacks utter awareness of his own hunger. This is what makes Trump, and so many other bullies utterly dangerous. Read More »

An Open Letter to President Obama: It’s Time to Lead

U.S. President Barack Obama

Mr. President— You may never read this. I’d be willing to bet that you’ll never see any of this letter, isolated as you are in the gilded cage that is the Oval Office. But perhaps, just perhaps, you might, and on the off-chance you do I cannot be more blunt that this: The time has come for you to lead ... Read More »