On Gandhi’s Path by Stephanie Mills audiobook

On Gandhi’s Path: Bob Swann’s Work for Peace and Community Economics

By Stephanie Mills
Read by David M. Adams

Hypnotic Press
4.57 Hours Unabridged
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Bigger has turned out not to be better. Servicing the global economy has exacted a heavy toll in the erosion of our communities and the destruction of our environment. Increasingly, we are coming to realize that the way forward looks a lot like the way back—back to strong local economies, back to resilient, tight-knit communities, back to the land and work that is real. As we chart our course through these uncertain times, we are hungry for inspiration. Robert Swann was a self-taught economist, a tireless champion of decentralism, and the father of the relocalization movement. A conscientious war resistor imprisoned for his beliefs, Bob Swann engaged in lifelong nonviolent direct action against war, racism, and economic inequity. His legacy is a vision of a life-affirming, alternative economy of peace founded on innovations in land and monetary reform. Swann’s story is also the untold history of decentralism in the United States.  Swann forged tools to build productive, resilient local and regional economies. Now as global industrial civilization flails in the throes of ecological and economic crisis, Swann’s working innovations are at the ready to help neighborhoods, local entrepreneurs, and willing communities to rebuild at appropriate scales.

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Summary

Summary

Bigger has turned out not to be better. Servicing the global economy has exacted a heavy toll in the erosion of our communities and the destruction of our environment. Increasingly, we are coming to realize that the way forward looks a lot like the way back—back to strong local economies, back to resilient, tight-knit communities, back to the land and work that is real.

As we chart our course through these uncertain times, we are hungry for inspiration. Robert Swann was a self-taught economist, a tireless champion of decentralism, and the father of the relocalization movement. A conscientious war resistor imprisoned for his beliefs, Bob Swann engaged in lifelong nonviolent direct action against war, racism, and economic inequity. His legacy is a vision of a life-affirming, alternative economy of peace founded on innovations in land and monetary reform. Swann’s story is also the untold history of decentralism in the United States. 

Swann forged tools to build productive, resilient local and regional economies. Now as global industrial civilization flails in the throes of ecological and economic crisis, Swann’s working innovations are at the ready to help neighborhoods, local entrepreneurs, and willing communities to rebuild at appropriate scales.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stephanie Mills has described Bob Swann’s life with eloquence, elegance, and profoundness, and as a result, the book is deeply engaging and enchanting. On Gandhi’s Path is a lucid narrative of the life of Bob Swann who was a living example of simplicity, humility, and radicalism. This is a book which describes how a man offered himself to serve the people and the planet selflessly. This book is a good guide to all activists who are working to transform the world.” Satish Kumar, editor, Resurgence Magazine and Visiting Fellow at Schumacher College
“A bioregional-minded reader will gain a great deal from this book. For one thing, self-reliance and ecological living are crucially joined together, and Swann exhibited a high degree of devotion to addressing this point. This is a practical guide to more than just survival. It is a prescription for betterment.” Planet Drum Pulse

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Author Bio: Stephanie Mills

Author Bio: Stephanie Mills

Stephanie Mills is an author, lecturer, and longtime bioregionalist. Her books include Tough Little Beauties, Epicurean Simplicity, and In Service of the Wild. Since her emergence in 1969 as an ecological activist, Mills has written prolifically, edited numerous periodicals, participated in countless conferences, and served on the boards and advisory committees of dozens of ecologically oriented organizations from the local to national level. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 4.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English