Democracy as Spirituality

Where's the Spirit?

Noam Chomsky Speaks in Brooklyn of Racist Fears and Spiritual Revival

by Karen Malpede
The Brooklyn Reader

What do you believe? How do those beliefs transform into action? How might that action transform the world? This article invites us to explore both the gravity and challenge of creating change in the world today. Drawing on the wisdom of a leading intellectual mind of our time, Malpede notes: “Chomsky calls upon us to honor our creative selves and to do the work of a free people by giving shape to multiple expressions of a nurturing collective life.” To him, that is the essence of the spiritual revival needed today. What does spiritual revival mean to you?

The urge for self-realization is man’s basic human need.
— Noam Chomsky