In his ground-breaking bestseller, The Road Less Traveled, Peck took readers on a personal journey of psychological and spiritual development. In his new national bestseller, The Different Drum, he takes the next step–to the larger experience of living and working in community.
Although we have developed the technology to make communication more efficient and to bring people closer together, we have failed to use it to build a true global community. Dr M. Scott Peck believes that if we are to prevent civilization destroying itself, we must urgently rebuild on all levels, local, national and international and that is the first step to spiritual survival. In this radical and challenging book he describes how the communities work, how group action can be developed on the principles of tolerance and love, and how we can start to transform world society into a true community.
Part I. The foundation : I. Stumbling into community ; II. Individuals and the fallacy of rugged indvidualism ; III. The true meaning of community ; IV. The genesis of community ; V. Stages of community-making ; VI. Further dynamics of community ; VII. Community maintenance
Part II. The bridge : VIII. Human nature ; IX. Patterns of transformation ; X. Emptiness ; XI. Vulnerability ; XII. Integration and integrity
Part III. The solution : XIII. Community and communication ; XIV. Dimensions of the arms race ; XV. The Christian Church in the United States ; XVI. The United States government ; XVII. Empowerment.
A graduate of both Harvard University and Case Western Reserve, Dr Peck served in the Army Medical Corps from 1963 to 1972 and had a private practice in psychiatry from 1972 to 1983. He also devoted much of his time and financial resources to the work of the Foundation for Community Encouragement, a nonprofit organization which he and his wife, Lily, helped found in 1984. His bestselling books include The Road Less Travelled and Beyond, A World Waiting to Be Born, and What Return Can I Make? Dr Peck died in 2005.
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