MONTHLY ARTICLES BY MARK SATIN
. . . author of Radical
Middle: The Politics We Need Now (Westview Press and Basic Books, 2004), winner of
"Outstanding Book Award 2004" from American Political Science Association / Section on Ecological and
Transformational Politics; former street activist, former business attorney. See Wikipedia biography HERE.
Dear Viewer, - I will be spending the next
part of my life writing a final political book (my sixth) and nursing my failing eyesight.
So after 10+ years and 120 articles spanning 1999-2009, Radical Middle Newsletter has come to an end (see goodbye article HERE).
But this website is still vital. Because political change is so slow in
this country, most of Radical Middle’s articles are as timely now as ever! Here's how I've arranged them for you:
our “Best of Radical Middle”
articles are linked below, by topic, and
all 120 of our articles are summarized
and linked in chronological order HERE.
Our articles are unusually rich in ideas and
information. I hope you’ll not
only enjoy them, but make good use of them.
We've had OVER FOUR MILLION ARTICLE VIEWS
("pageviews") through 2012. See stats at the bottom of this page.
Satin lecturing on "life and political
ideologies" at UC-Berkeley, 2010.
Pundits, and Activists Are Having a Culture War. The Rest of Us Are Nuanced or
Ambivalent and Looking for New Directions
The First Uniquely American Political Ideology Is Being Born
Are the Best
Conservative Thinkers Becoming Radical Middle?
Juice? A Review of Halstead and Lind’s The Radical Center
Women, Honorable Men
Ground on Capitalism (and Globalization) Be at Hand?
the Election Will Shame Us Into Sharing Our Wealth
U.S. Products Abroad: Malign, Moral, or a Chance for Mutual Learning?
Kleiner’s Good Corporate Guys vs. David Yamada’s Good Corporate Laws
Front in Our War For Democracy: Liberating the U.S. From Oil Dependence
To Balance the
Federal Budget, Build a Better Society!
Democracy: Changing the Rules Is Not Enough
Leadership We Need Now?
Our Schools Need Now: Great Teachers, Great Teachers, Great Teachers
Rangel, Let’s Bring Back the Draft – But a Better One Than Yours!
Healing First! Time for the U.S. Justice System to Get Less Mechanistic and More
What the Poor Need
Universal, Preventive, and
Cost-Effective Health Care Is Within Our Grasp!
the Sociopolitical Causes of Psychological
Depression: Too Taboo?
Conservative vs. Holistic Immigration Reform
Affirmative Action: The Elites Loathe It, The People Want It
Rx for Black
America: Stop “Therapeutic Alienation” Now!
American History: When Narratives Collide
Romantic Nationalists to Thoughtful Cosmopolitans
Books Celebrate Honesty, Connection, and Complexity!
Safety and Love
First: The Politics of Children’s Literature
Zadie Smith’s On
Beauty: First Great Radical Middle Political Novel
Coming to Grips with
What the World Needs Now?
Realism”: The Foreign Policy We Need Now
Zakaria’s Global Humanism vs. Alanna Hartzok’s Earth-Rights Idealism
on Terrorism AND Tough on the Causes of Terrorism: Our Only Hope
India, and China: These Are Our Enemies?
Military Intervention: The Peace Movement of the ‘00s
One-State Solution for Israel-Palestine Is the Most Visionary AND the Most
Not Radical Groups, Are Our Social Change Incubators Now
A Critique of David Korten’s The Great Turning
Depth?: A Critique of Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat
Where’s the Mutual
Learning?: A Critique of George Lakoff’s Don’t Think of an Elephant
Backbone?: A Critique of Paul Hawken’s Blessed Unrest
Over (and Draw Lessons From) the Death and Life of the New World Alliance
Resentment and Transcendence at
the NAACP Convention
Spiral Dynamics Integral Confab: Political Evolution Now!
“Radical Centrist” Agenda Emerges at New America Foundation Conference
Crisis Group: Get Your Solutions Here!
Futility, Fury and
Hope Outside the Republican National Convention
(the Abuse of Rank) -- Last Big Barrier to a Just and Decent Society?
At Last, a
Movement that Would Have Us Listen To and Learn From Each Other
“Transpartisan” Political Organization Prepares for Liftoff
There Is a
Radical Middle in Congress
No Way! A 12-Point Radical Middle
Katrina Dialogues: A Dream Deferred
"Sometimes I get a dismal
feeling that all the magazines have one Group Mind or One Editor.
You’re an exception, and I’m a grateful reader" – unsolicited
note to Mark Satin from Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), author of The Death and
Life of Great American Cities
MIDDLE NEWSLETTER AND BOOK
Radical Middle, edited and
largely written by Mark Satin, was an international
that covered policy issues, conferences, and books in the fields of
politics, law, business, and global governance.
January 1999 through December 2004, Radical Middle was an old fashioned printed newsletter.
From January 2005 through June 2009, it was online only. Rest assured
that this Web site is less primitive than it looks -- it was designed to resemble
the printed newsletter!
We published original articles
each month. Our focus was on holistic, sustainable
efforts that transcended politics-as-usual AND bitter alienation; our goal, one economically, culturally, racially, and politically
articles from the first five years were transmuted into an
award-winning book published in 2004 by Westview Press and Basic Books (see cover image close to this paragraph). You can get a good sense of the book by
clicking on the special BOOK PAGE we created
"Thank you for your very
real ministry" -- unsolicited note to Mark Satin from M. Scott Peck
(1936-2005), author of The Road Less Traveled
ARTICLES BY JOHN AVLON
. . . author of Independent
Nation: How the Vital Center Is Changing American Politics (2004) and
advisor to Radical Middle Newsletter; b. 1973; worked on Bill Clinton's re-election
campaign, then worked for Mayor Giuliani from 1997-2001 and 2006-08
To view our archive of articles by John Avlon, click HERE.
"It is admittedly far easier to divide than to
unite. But while dividers may win battles, uniters win wars" -- John
e-newsletters for an emerging culture"
-- iShift, monthly e-zine of the Institute
of Noetic Sciences, August 2006
RADICAL MIDDLE's predecessor newsletter, New Options, won Utne
"Alternative Press Award for General Excellence: Best Publication from
10,000 to 30,000 Circulation." It also made the Washington Post's chart of
periodicals exemplifying "The Ideology Shuffle."
"Over the years, Satin has
unabashedly challenged tired thinking on any part of the
political spectrum" -- Helen Cordes in the Utne Reader
. . . or, how a Web site gets built via word of mouth (we do no
Year 2000 25,521 article views (aka "pageviews")
Year 2001 93,267
Year 2002 127,539
Year 2003 181,262
Year 2004 193,719
Year 2005 431,285
Year 2006 518,862
Year 2007 528,761 article views, avg. 1.84 views & 3 mins.
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Year 2008 467,689 article views, avg. 2.12 views & 6 mins.
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Year 2009 443,439 article views, avg. 2.07 views & 7 mins.
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Year 2010 462,918 article views, avg. 2.01 views & 9 mins.
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Year 2011 408,123 article views, avg. 2.05 views & 6 mins.
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Year 2012 384,784 article views, avg. 2.04 views & 4 mins.
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Total through 2012 4,267,529 article views
[Stats since 2006 via Urchin Software Corp.]
"How much can you synthesize? How much do
you dare to take in?" -- Mark Satin, New Options for America (1991)