“Not Everything That Is Faced Can Be Changed, but Nothing Can Be Changed Until It Is Faced”: A Response to Recent Commentaries
Given the unsatisfactory and unpredictable nature of progress, and the critical state of the world, ongoing consideration of alternative possibilities for better social systems continues. ‘Imperial common sense’ should be challenged and widespread support generated for use of our capacity to do better for global/planetary health through ‘rethinking the traditional bureaucratic model of postwar intergovernmental organizations.’ A much more ambitious agenda is needed for transdisciplinary research and collaborative activism, together with revival of the ‘globalization from below movement,’ and promotion of innovative conversations embracing new paradigms, that could possibly act as much-needed catalysts for change.
Benatar S.R. (2017) “Not Everything That Is Faced Can Be Changed, but Nothing Can Be Changed Until It Is Faced”: A Response to Recent Commentaries, Int J Health Policy Manag. 2017 Mar 1;6(7):423-425