About the author

James Hilgendorf

<strong>James Hilgendorf is a writer, speaker, poet, and filmmaker.&nbsp; His books cover a wide range of subjects - religion, politics, economics, science, social issues, the future of America. A highly-acclaimed filmmaker, his travel films and documentaries have been seen around the world.&nbsp; He is a long-time member of the SGI, or Soka Gakkai International, the largest Buddhist lay organization in the world now, with 12,000,000 members in 192 countries and territories around the globe - a movement of&nbsp; people of all backgrounds working for peace, education, and culture, grounded upon the fundamental premise that the life of the individual, and, indeed, of all of life is deserving of the highest respect.<br>Author website:&nbsp;&nbsp; https://www.jameshilgendorf.org<br>Author’s Blog:&nbsp; https://jimhilgendorf.net <br>To arrange talks, readings, discussions:&nbsp; jameshilgendorf1 (at) gmail.com </strong><br>