Richard Dell’s analysis of what defines and distinguishes the two paradigms of orthodox and alternative medicine is alone worth the read. But when he uses that analysis to inform our understanding of politics and society, a sudden and unexpected clarity emerges. We are shown that we use our political practitioners in the same way that we use our medical practitioners: presenting to them with our symptoms, empowering them, expecting from them a diagnosis (manifesto) and prescription (legislation), and not wanting to know about medical or legislative side effects. Richard Dell then shows that by employing the language and philosophy of healing, a new and transformative way forward is revealed.
Bob Geldof wrote of ‘Healing Nations’: ‘Richard Dell has written a thoughtful and thought-provoking book. In essence this is a political manifesto with a robustly spiritual core’.
In its review of ‘Healing Nations’, Light wrote: ‘A deeply fascinating appraisal of the social and political ills of the western world and the ways in which they could be healed’.