This cassette focuses on the need for a new paradigm in politics. After thirty years in the California state legislature, John Vasconcellos believes there is a need for government that recognizes a constructive view of human nature. With optimism and enthusiasm he talks about the continuing spin-offs of a self-esteem commission he launched years ago in the area of educational reform. Vasconcellos would like to stem the tide of building new prisons and to convince more people that being apolitical is a cop-out. This spoken-word audiocassette makes a good case for the reinvention of government based on spiritual values.