Review: The New Story – Storytelling as a Pathway to Peace

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Inger Lise Oelrich

5.0 out of 5 stars Addresses a Major Vacuum in Our Approach to Any Challenge, 16 Dec 2014

This is a hugely important book that I hope will become popular in the USA, and translated into other languages. I learned of its existence while attending a Findhorn Foundation event in Scotland, “The New Story Summit.” At one point there was a discussion of how United Nations “peacekeepers” are sent in to keep the peace but do so at the point of a gun, without any training in human interaction or the fundamentals of story-telling, narrative weaving, listening, observing, and all the other human “arts.” This one story impressed me greatly.

Having now read the book, I want to emphasize my enchantment by confessing that I am a Naked Truth kind of person, the diametric opposite of the Story Teller. As with UN peacekeepers, I have been badly trained, equipped, and organized for a world in which conversation and story-telling are alternatives to confrontation and violence.

Although the author and the book focus on the role of story-telling in relation to peace-making, I would emphasize its value in creating common prosperity at well — in creating the means of self-governance with respect for the limits of nature and the importance of doing no harm.

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Dec 17

Review: Convergence: Illicit Networks and National Security in the Age of Globalization

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Edited by Michael Miklancic and Jacqueline Brewer

4.0 out of 5 stars First Class on the Illicit Networks Not Legalized by US Congress, December 15, 2014

This is a first-class book on the convergence of many illicit networks that Congress has not legalized. A sure sign of the book’s very high value and inherent quality is the Foreword provided by Admiral James Stavridis, whose own book, The Accidental Admiral: A Sailor Takes Command at NATO I just reviewed most favorably.

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Dec 15

Steele Reviews on Assassination of JFK

Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Review (DVD): Dark Legacy — Compelling Public Indictment of George Bush Senior as CIA Lead for Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Review (Guest): Files on JFK

Review: A Farewell to Justice–Jim Garrison, JFK’s Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History (Hardcover)

Review: JFK and the Unspeakable–Why He Died & Why It Matters

Review: JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy

Review: Legacy of Secrecy–The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination

Review: Someone Would Have Talked–The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the Conspiracy to Mislead History

Review: Tears of Autumn–A Paul Christopher Novel

Review (Guest): The Brilliant Disaster–JFK, Castro, and America’s Doomed Invasion of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs


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Dec 13