Living Democracy by Tim Hollo review: is there still time to save the commons? | The Canberra Times

When these thoughts are considered alongside many others hounded by Hollo’s extensive research, such as indigenous wisdom bestowed by the “generative cultural practice of yarn” from Tyson Yunkaporta’s 2019 book, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World, the possibilities for cultural and political progress are beginning to sound promising. Although, given our erratic political system, this may take more time to achieve than we have available. However, some signposts can be simple and direct. Like Hollo’s friend, Dr. Amanda Cahill, who uses her organization The Next Economy to facilitate constructive conversations in communities in transition from fossil fuels. When asked how she managed to reach consensus on such an angry controversial topic, she replied, “Don’t ask people to take sides.”

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