After Nov. 4: Bringing It All Back Home
Posted by Alice Chasan on November 7, 2008
Interviewed on “The Takeaway” this morning, Emory University psychology professor Drew Westen, author of The Political Brain, had this to say about how President-elect Barack Obama can deliver on his promises to bring change we can believe in:
“...think like a professor and continue to talk like a preacher.”
Beyond his signal achievement of winning the U.S. presidency, Obama’s started something that looks and feels like a national movement. He’s connected people from disparate socioeconomic, ethnic, and racial enclaves around a vision of a truly united United States of America.
How do we carry that momentum forward? What should happen at the grass-roots level to sustain the exhilarating energy and action his presidential campaign inspired?
In the spirit of Yes We Can, I welcome Rooflines readers and bloggers to weigh in on how we can bring this movement back home.
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Alice Chasan served as editor and associate publisher of Shelterforce magazine, nhi.org, and shelterforce.org through 2008. During 29 years as a journalist, Chasan has won awards for her investigative and political reporting and public-policy analysis. Her magazine posts have included the chief editorship of World Press Review magazine, executive editorships at Tikkun and The American Prospect, and the chief editorship of New Jersey Reporter, a monthly magazine of politics and public policy. She also served as program and editorial director at the Committee to Protect Journalists, the New York City-based international press freedom advocacy organization.