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Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy

Susan Griffin
In conversation with Louise Steinman, curator, ALOUD
Thursday, December 3, 2009
01:13:10
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Episode Summary
Griffin inquires into the \"interior life of democracy\" and the divide between theory and practice, continuing the unique \"social autobiography\" she began with A Chorus of Stones: A Private Life of War.

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Susan Griffin's latest book, Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen, is about the inner life of democracy. Among her eighteen published books The Book of the Courtesans: A Catalogue of Their Virtues, explores a hidden side of women's history; Woman and Nature inspired eco-feminism, and A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Award. Named by Utne Reader as one of a hundred important visionaries for the new millennium, she has been the recipient of an NEA grant, a Macarthur Grant for Peace and International Cooperation, an Emmy award and this year, a Guggenheim Foundation award. She has completed a play to be set to music called "Canto" and is at work now on The Book of Housewifery.


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