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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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Democracy's Peril and Promise: Let the Ukraine Crisis Awaken Action

Whether it is a brutal dictator or the climate crisis that has our attention, only with a democracy do we feel empowered to confront the problems of our time.

Frances Moore Lappé ·


Free Market Mythology Is a Freedom-Killer

Beyond monopoly’s power to limit our freedom to choose and earn a fair wage, our freedom is also compromised by the dominance of corporate power within our political system.

Frances Moore Lappé ·


Breaking Free from Three Deadly Thought Traps

The assumption held by many Americans that our nation enjoys relatively equal opportunity in part reflects widespread lack of awareness of how extreme U.S. economic inequality has become.

Frances Moore Lappé ·


American 'Exceptionalism?' Yes, But Not in a Good Way

It can be painful to acknowledge the stone-cold truth that we are indeed exceptional, but by many measures, not in ways we can celebrate.

Frances Moore Lappé ·


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 ·

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