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When Corporations Rule the World, 3rd Edition by David C. Korten

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EPILOGUEOur Need for Meaning

Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better . . . and the catastrophe toward which this world is headed, whether it be ecological, social, demographic, or a general breakdown of civilization, will be unavoidable.

—VÁCLAV HAVEL

The spiritual and political roots of our crisis run deep. But because our corporate-dominated public policy discourse is framed by an economics that takes no account of either the spiritual or the political, it remains unproductive. A more realistically grounded perspective is found, however, in the emerging discourse of an awakening civil society.

We are now rousing from a deep cultural trance to rediscover the neglected political dimensions ...

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