The sad truth is that most of the violence taking place in the world today is done in the name of goodness. It is rare to find anyone, even the most apparently wicked and cold-hearted, who self-identifies as wantonly violent. We all claim that our violence is justified in the name of some greater good and sanctioned by God, country or a higher authority. In order to make violence unthinkable, we at the Raven Foundation work to expose the truth that violence makes all claims of being different from your enemy appear ridiculous since you are both involved in death and destruction. That is why at Raven we say that when you choose violence to achieve your ends, you must give up your claim to being good.
The Wicked Truth
The Thinking Person’s Guide to The Wildly Successful Broadway Musical
Employing political, social, and historical examples against the backdrop of the musical Wicked, The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things explores the ways in which modern society is not so different than the mythical land of Oz, challenging the very framework of our culture, our understanding of Good and Evil, as well as our sense of right and wrong. Written by Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross.
Tangles of Desire
In her second book, The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire, Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross examines the trials and travails of romantic love through the lens of mimetic theory.
On the page, you can watch videos, take a quiz, download music, read a chapter of the book, and discover your romantic pattern. It's wicked fun!
Illustrations by Susan Drawbaugh of Wee Five Designs.