If You Can’t Change the People, Then Change the People Transforming the Democratic Party (for its own good) Ever feel like you’re always late to the party? I feel that way about the Democratic Party. As a kid growing up in Chicago, I knocked on doors for Harold Washington and […]
It’s tough to be a bodhisattva these days. Sorry, I mean community organizer. Or anything in between. In the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, a bodhisattva is someone who gets close to enlightenment, yet chooses to forgo liberation until every other being is also enlightened. This always struck me as eerily similar to what organizers try to achieve through their work.