SUSAN GRIFFIN
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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A Pulitzer Finalist
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.”  
  —DEIDRE ENGLISH
     Director, Felker Magazine center, 
     UC School of Journalism, 
former editor of Mother Jones 
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