Thriving in the Crosscurrent:

Clarity and Hope in a Time of Cultural Sea Change

Supporting Evidence:
Seven Signposts of
the 21st Century


We're experiencing unprecedented levels of public outrage and grief over the oil spill.


Our global ambassador is a woman—one who came very close to being elected president of the United States.


An African-American man sits in the Oval Office.


Social and economic justice and human rights have become the most significant themes in the modern global conversation.


War is no longer “inevitable.”


Yes, there’s a rise in religious fundamentalism…but it’s a classic “eddy” that hides the huge progress we’re making in the other direction.


We’re globalizing from the bottom up.

About the Book

A compelling vision of human possibility.
      —Riane, Eisler, author of The Real Wealth of Nations

Economic crisis, global violence, environmental disasters—what a mess! But there's real reason for hope, says Jim Kenney: we are simply caught in another cultural sea change, like that of the sixteenth-century Scientific Revolution.

Historically, such upheavals are always chaotic. But they also advance human cultural evolution. Kenney explains these shifts in terms of crossing waves of values. Currently, the older values of patriarchy, racism, war mongering, and exploitation of nature are slowly giving way to newer values of gender equity, human rights, nonviolence, and ecological awareness.

It's by no means an easy passage. But we can hasten the change by consciously embracing it and seeking out likeminded allies.

Riding the new wave, we will discover, is powerful and exhilarating. And it makes a difference.

Click the links on the left to review seven “signposts” that affirm Kenney’s position that we’re living in the midst of a dramatic sea change.
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