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22 Years Ago Today - The Politics of Hope

Senator Barack Obama has built a wildly exciting presidential campaign based on hope. His best selling book, The Audacity of Hope has inspired millions.

On February 26, 1986, 22 years ago today, Huey Johnson made a speech at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University entitled 'The Politics of Hope.'

Johnson told the students, "Our objective is to find creative and practical ideas to help solve complex contemporary problems and then apply them."

Applying holistic or systems approaches to environmental problem solving remains the only way forward. Johnson says, "We can’t solve any of these problems; we can only solve all of them." Economics, social and political factors, the environment and an immeasurable factor-a "politics of hope"-are essential.

We’re not wrong all of the time.

Posted on February 26, 2008 5:01 PM |


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