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Soul Of Plitics

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  Total Pages: 4.73
  Total Words: 1183
  Total Characters: 5402
  Number of Sentences: 61


  Averages

  Words per Sentences: 19.39
  Characters per Words: 4.57


  Readability

  Flesch Reading Ease: 70.3
  Fog Scale Level: 11.41
  Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 8.27  

Soul Of Plitics



     As a political activist, Jim Wallis, the founder of Sojourner magazine, wrote an excellent book called The Soul of Politics: Beyond "Religious Right" and "Secular Left". In his book Wallis tells us about the problems afflicting our country and that they must be remedied. His title is accompanied by the phrase Beyond "Religious Right" and "Secular Left". By this he means his book is for everyone, not just liberals or conservatives, but for all people. The object of the book is to "address the spiritual center and the moral heart of our political discourse."
     Politics in the United States has become dysfunctional. The government today has a liberal movement and a conservative movement, both usually working against each other so that nothing seems to get accomplished at Capital Hill. Liberals have no real moral values, it seems, and conservatives deny the structural injustice and oppression that is apparent in the United States. The social crisis that is upon us is bringing our country down. Wallis talks about a vision; he says that we need a new vision for our country or we will perish, for the author of Proverbs said, "Where there is no vision, the people will perish". Scary as that saying sounds it seems to be coming true. The inner cities of our nation are fast becoming, and most already are, areas that seem to have no hope and no where to go, where children are killing each other in the street and unemployment is becoming high because of no available jobs. Another problem that he describes is materialism that is fueled by our consumeristic society. Wallis says that, "The insatiable momentum of our consumerism will ultimately poison both our environment and our hearts unless we learn our right relationship to the earth and its abundance". At a quick glance at consumerism we think, "This is a good economy because people are spending and making money".  But if you look deeper you can see the horrible consequences of a society that keeps with ...

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