What we in the United States can learn about democracy, economic wellbeing, the environment, and cultural and spiritual values from Mexican campesinos!
The authors ask you to consider playing a new game, one in which everyone has a chance to win. They invite you into a community that can make the world bigger, richer, and more exciting for you, as their life among the Mixtec peoples has for them.
You will visit villages that have existed for thousands of years, meet their inhabitants, and talk with them about life, economics, work, and family. You will see how their way of life presents concrete alternatives to our Western culture that we must take seriously in order to create a sustainable future for ourselves, our human race, and the other dwellers of the planet. Far from being a romantic throwback to a lost paradise, the indigenous society in this book—so close yet so far—offers us strong
contemporary options at a turning point in our own history.
Phil Dahl-Bredine lives with his wife Kathy in the village of San Isidro,Tilantongo in the Mixteca Alta of Oaxaca. They have worked 7 years with indigenous villages as part of their work with the Maryknoll Lay Missioner Association.
Stephen Hicken worked for three years with Services for An Alternative Education, AC, an Oaxaca founded and managed not-for-profit working to strengthen local indigenous governments and their economies.