“…You know when i hear the word ” change ” , i am thinking, first , of a sort of re-Evaluation of our society and then a re – Evolution of our thinking , with changes created by the advance of knowledge , the exposure of crooks and greed . Simply said, the just fixing of what’s wrong without any blood on the kitchen table.
In itself changes can be created by a revolution. but I am talking about the one inside , the one without dogma , constitution , plan or ideologies…”
This week in the PARIS of the South radio hour , you will hear about Revolution , the scientific one , the philosophic and the one that happened in the streets of PARIS in MAY 1968 .Enjoy also my guest Reese reading Wendell Barry .
REVOLUTION IN SCIENCE : 15 years ago, David Servan-Schreiber, a young psychiatrist and researcher working in the United States, discovered that he had a brain tumor. The illness led him to reassess his way of life, and particularly to explore how a healthier lifestyle could help prevent illness, or treat it. Without revealing to the public his own struggle with cancer, he wrote a best-selling book,” Healing without Freud or Prozac ” . He’s back with a second book,” Anti-cancer ” , a new way of life, which suggests cancer can be prevented or one’s chances of recovery can be increased by carefully selecting the food we eat, and by exercise. He talks to RFI and to us , lucky , wpvm’ ers .
MAY 68 REVOLUTION in France- part 1 .
Like many other countries, France had its share of turbulence in 1968 when students, galvanized by opposition to the war in Vietnam, revolted against the establishment and demanded a more modern, egalitarian society. Unlike other countries, France also had a major workers’ revolt, culminating in its biggest strike ever. Alison Hird reports on how and why France ground to a halt and its impact on society today.
Click here and listen to some ideas about ” YOUR REVOLUTION ”
“To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties – of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau quotes (French philosopher and writer whose novels inspired the leaders of the French Revolution)