James Gustave Speth is a professor at Vermont Law School and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, a nonpartisan public policy research and advocacy organization. A former dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, he also co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council, was founder and president of the World Resources Institute, and served as administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. He is the author of six books, including the award-winning The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability and Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment.
Part one of this article. WE NEED A COMPELLING VISION for a new future, a vision of a better country — America the Possible — that is still within our power Continue reading
Part one of two. Part two was published in the May/June 2012 issue. LIKE YOU AND OTHER AMERICANS, I love my country, its wonderful people, its boundless energy, its creativity in Continue reading
JAMES GUSTAVE “Gus” Speth’s office at Yale reeks of Old World charm, with a high ceiling and dark, wood-paneled walls adorned with souvenirs from his travels in Africa and Asia. Speth, Continue reading