"Paul Simon, former U.S. Senator from Illinois, widens a national debate. September 11th, 2001 changed everything: we are beginning to realize what happens to one of us happens to all of us. And we are beginning to understand that what happens to others in foreign lands also happens to us. Mr. Simon calls for a new way of thinking, and challenges us to new priorities, a renewing of the best American values."
"Simon expands on the familiar meaning of values such as family, religion, equality, optimism, and initiative. He also explores equally important but less talked about values: restraint, humility, participation, compassion, integrity, and much more. Healing America reminds us of what is best in us, and encourages us to extend our highest vision and values by living them here and now."--Jacket
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-172) and index
Equality -- Religion -- The world family -- Restraint -- Participation -- Education -- Optimism -- Respect for the law -- Humility -- Compassion -- Courage -- Protection of our earth -- Integrity And --