Poet Essayist Playwright Screenwriter
Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy
“Unique. . . fresh and probing. . .strikes at the very heart of America’s cruel paradoxes.
With a light yet devastating touch, Griffin charts our continued “wrestling” with democratic ideals — her incisive search for the soul of democracy stirs up pride, despair, and hope.”
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"Susan Griffin has removed the rhetorical clichés from democracy and revealed a breathing, sentient angel of wisdom now held captive by tyranny, money, and our misplaced faith in authority. This is nothing less than cultural poetry steeped in history and heart."
— PAUL HAWKEN
Author of Blessed Unrest
“Susan Griffin’s superb prose reveals democracy not as a distant abstraction but as a live, inspiring, and difficult presence shaping us every day, an angel all Americans wrestle with.”
— GEORGE LAKOFF
Author of Whose Freedom?
The Battle Over America’s Most Important Idea and Moral Politics
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Transforming Terror Remembering the Soul of the World, Edited by Karin Lofthus Carrington and Susan Griffin
"A bomb may kill hundreds of people, but a book can change millions — think of common sense, Das Kapital,
Uncle Tom’s Cabin or the Gulag Archipelago.
To that energizing company add Transforming Terror.
— PETER COYOTE
Actor, Author of Sleeping Where I Fall.
“A catalyst to radial transformation.”
Director, Felker Magazine center,
UC School of Journalism,
former editor of Mother Jones