Truth as a Guide for Personal Action

in an Age of Polarization


by Steve Zolno


paperback /  $16.95 / isbn: 978-1-58790-499-8 /  176 pages / 5” x 8”

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Government / Civics / History


      Democracy is in crisis in the United States and in many countries around the world.

      Democracies are forged in the wake of oppression. At first there is trust among those with a common cause. But maintaining unity is a continual challenge.

      Many nations that started on a path to democracy in this century now are reverting to autocracy. Their elected leaders maintain support by pitting one part of the population against the other as they threaten those who challenge them. They exert their authority by repeating mistruths and intimidating the press.

      Internal divisions in the United States now threaten that it will tread that path.

      In the US and other democracies equality and human dignity still have not fully been realized. In every generation we must renew our commitment to democratic principles and their meaning for our time.



Steve Zolno is the author of two previous books: The Future of Democracy (2016) and The Death of Democracy (2018). He has been leading seminars in democracy since 2006. He is a retired healthcare manager in the San Francisco Bay Area. His website can be found at




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