But to do that, he says he had to first show Americans that they can make a difference.
Daley-Harris says US citizens feel “cynical and impotent,” and suffer from a “hopelessness and a sense of alienation…” They don’t trust their government, and don’t see any point trying to change it.
So how do you transform apathetic, disillusioned citizens into empowered activists?
Daley-Harris describes how in his re-issued book Reclaiming Our Democracy. It’s about how to teach people that they can play a role in ending poverty, healing what he calls “the break between people and government,” and generating the “political will” to end world hunger.