Review of Courage Grows Strong at the Wound
By Robert C. Koehler
Xenos Press, 2010, 234 pp.
One of the joys of activism is finding like minds. While most of us meet only virtually, I was fortunate to meet Bob Koehler at the 2005 Gathering to Save Our Democracy conference in Nashville, Tennessee. He spoke – actually read – one of his essays, and touched my heart. He made me feel good about re-emerging as an activist, after a 20-year hiatus. He made me feel proud, and part of a national community striving for clean elections.
Though not a single essay in his book, Courage Grows Strong at the Wound, mentions elections – it was surely a fight we all lost with the widespread deployment of computerized voting systems that can be hacked without detection – the same global community spirit emerges throughout his essays.