Here's an excellent, elegant essay against the evolutionary reductionism of Steven Pinker, by Louis Menand:
Mitchel Cohen's book, "What Is Direct Action? Lessons from (and to) Occupy Wall Street" (foreword by Richard Wolff) (596 pages). Get it now!

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There is a crack, a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in. 
~ Leonard Cohen

Realize that little things lead to bigger things ... And thereís a wonderful parable in the New Testament: The sower scatters seeds. Some seeds fall in the pathway and get stamped on, and they donít grow. Some fall on the rocks, and they donít grow. But some seeds fall on fallow ground, and they grow and multiply a thousandfold. Who knows where some good little thing that youíve done may bring results years later that you never dreamed of.
~ Pete Seeger