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FEATURING FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ – The state of our democracy is in deep trouble and Donald Trump’s electoral college victory in 2016 is not the only indicator. A deeply disliked president and his radical party passed a tax reform bill that was so unpopular and so openly skewed to benefiting the wealthy few over the rest of us that we as a nation need to assess how our government is functioning.

The best approach to doing this according to my guest Frances Moore Lappé, is to understand the notion of democracy itself and view the actions of Trump and his party as deeply anti-democratic.

In her new book co-written with Adam Eichen, Frances Moore Lappé offers concrete examples of how undemocratic our current status quo is and how we can revive our democracy. It’s called Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want.

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Frances Moore Lappé, co-founder of Food First and the Small Planet Institute and the author or co-author of 19 books about world hunger, living democracy, and the environment, beginning with the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet in 1971. Her newest book, co-authored with Adam Eichen is called ‘Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want’.

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