Over a chasm darkened by Washington’s war chronicles, corrupt leadership and warped values, the author of BREAKDOWN this time builds a bridge of global activism challenging flawed precedent and shining light on progressive possibility. At the heart of Same Ole or Something New is the belief that we can and must do better — the way it “is” is wrong and it does not have to be this way. A world multifaceted in cultures, traditions and histories, issues and insight, experiences and contributions requires unconventional thought, multi-diverse input, consent and competence in a process of re-recreation. The regressive ¯is” must be undone. Same Ole’s second half brings light to global voices and ideas outside the mainstream, which are eminently capable of uprooting power entrenchment. They personify Something New.
Dr. Carolyn L. Bennett is credentialed in education and print journalism and public affairs. A
lifelong American writer and writer/activist (former academic and staffer with the U.S.
government in Washington), her work concerns itself with news and current affairs,
historical contexts and ideas particularly related to acts and consequences of U.S. foreign
relations, geopolitics, human rights, war and peace, violence and nonviolence. Bennett is an
internationalist and nonpartisan progressive personally concerned with society and the
common good. An educator at heart, her career began with U.S. Peace Corps teaching in
Sierra Leone, West Africa.
Since then, she has authored several books and numerous current affairs articles; her most recent
writings are posted at Bennett’s Study: http://todaysinsightnews.blogspot.com/. She lives in
the town of Brighton at the edge of New York’s Finger Lakes along the Erie Canal looking
west-northwest to Niagara Falls; and can be reached at email@example.com
Works by this author
In addition to No Land an Island, Bennett’s books include Same Ole or Something New:
Uprooting Power ENTRENCHMENT
BREAKDOWN: Violence in Search of U (you)-Turn
Women’s Work and Words Altering World Order
Missing News and Views in Paranoid Times
No Room for Despair: How to Hope in Troubled Times; Mary McLeod
Bethune’s Cold War, Integration-era Commentary
Talking Back to Today’s News
America’s Human Connection
An Annotated Bibliography of Mary McLeod Bethune’s Chicago
Defender Columns, 1948-1955
You Can Struggle without Hating, Fight without Violence
Numerous current affairs articles, most recent ones published at Bennett’s
Study Today’s Insight News, http://todaysinsightnews.blogspot.com.