Making Global Sense

Judah Freed, Judah Paine

Making Global Sense
Media Visions Press
29 January 2024

Making Global Sense

Judah Freed, Judah Paine

IN THESE TRYING TIMES of rapid climate change when autocracy threatens democracy, Making Global Sense revives ideas and ideals from Thomas Paine and the Enlightenment to champion 21st century enlightenment.

Seasoned journalist Judah Freed weaves essay and memoir to update Common Sense by Thomas Paine. Where Paine in 1776 challenged monarchy and hereditary succession, instead proposing a democratic republic, Freed challenges ancient alpha male rule and authority addiction (hidden by split perceptions), instead proposing mindful self rule, personal democracy and direct republics. Where Paine inspired independence and revolution, Freed inspires interdependence and evolution.

Making Global Sense reports that more than a billion of us on earth are aware of our global oneness. We form a global sense movement that's now generating critical mass for a global shift into enlightened societies.

Judah Freed frames his essays within the memoir survival story behind the insights voiced in Making Global Sense, which he began writing in 2001. He vulnerably narrates childhood abuse, school bullying; joining a cult at age 20, fleeing at age 24, then recovery by facing his authority addiction and committing to self rule. He recalls ego follies in decades of local to international journalism, making vivid his world travel adventures, like landing in Fiji amid a coup and the impact of visiting Gandhi's home in Mumbai. He shares his soul choice as an elder to survive cancer, so he can finish this book.

Third edition updated for 2024 U.S. elections, Ukraine, Israel/Gaza, and world news.

Awards for the 2nd edition:

Nautilus Book Award - Memoir Eric Hoffer Book Award - Culture Montaigne Book Medal - Finalist 2023 Dayton Literary Peace Prize (Nominee)


Judah Freed is a seasoned journalist who's written or edited eight books that won seven awards. His 50 years in journalism feature a decade covering Colorado, two decades pioneering coverage of new media for U.S. and European trade magazines, a decade covering Kauai, and today covering Colorado for a national news service.

Judah earned a 1988 double BA in journalism and communication from the University Without Walls at Loretto Heights College (Regis). He researched rhetoric, organizational cultures and public communication through the Individualized MA program of Antioch University.

Judah is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (First Amendment and Banned Books committees), PEN America, The Authors Guild, Society of Professional Journalists, Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR). Independent Book Publishers Association (USA); Alliance of Independent Authors (UK), Colorado Independent Publishers Association (past board); Colorado Authors League (past president), Denver Press Club (past board), and the Banned Books Week Coalition (national steering committee); Thomas Paine National Historical Association (board, editor of The Beacon).

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