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Frances Moore Lappé

Frances Moore Lappé

Frances Moore Lappé is the author of nineteen books, beginning with the acclaimed "Diet for a Small Planet." Most recently she is the co-author, with Adam Eichen, of the new book, "Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want." Among her numerous previous books are "EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want" (Nation Books) and "Democracy's Edge: Choosing to Save Our Country by Bringing Democracy to Life." She is co-founder of the Cambridge, Mass.-based Small Planet Institute.


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Is All This "Polarization" a Cause or a Symptom?

Mistrust of government and the tensions between segments of society have been intentionally constructed and aggravated. Once you recognize that, the solutions to the crises we truly face become more clear.

Frances Moore Lappé ·


Now's Our Chance—We Can Reverse Democracy's Decline

Fed up, everyday citizens are stepping up to reverse a whole slew of assaults on our democracy—from voting rights to gerrymandering to removing money's grip.

Frances Moore Lappé ·


Did Horror of January 6 Crush Your Optimism? Try "Possibilism" Instead

That which is essential to address all our major challenges—democracy truly accountable to the people—is not an option. It is an absolute necessity. And so we must fight on.

Frances Moore Lappé ·


Hey Congress! Pass Voting Rights…or Violate the Constitution

Confident in knowing the Constitution is our foundation, even the timid among us can call our representatives, imploring them to stand up for voting rights and our embattled republic—as they stay true to their oath of office.

Frances Moore Lappé ·


Hunger Is Over, If We Want It

Globally, in this now-or-never moment, we can remake governance to answer to all of us, to finally make policy with the understanding that hunger will only be uprooted if we tackle the anti-democracy forces at its roots.

Frances Moore Lappé ·


America's Killer Diet

Our food is increasingly implicated in such major killers as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, and certain cancers.

Frances Moore Lappé ·


Truth Be Told—Saving Our Endangered Democracy

Worldwide, democracy is in decline, with two-thirds of the world's people living in autocracies, including "electoral autocracies."

Frances Moore Lappé ·


The Real Fraud: Republicans’ Voter-Fraud Scare

Setting the record straight is our duty to democracy itself.

Frances Moore Lappé ·

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