About the Author

Robert W. Fuller identified the problem of rankism in Somebodies and Nobodies and described how societies can promote universal dignity in All Rise. With Pamela Gerloff he created the handbook for the Dignity Movement: Dignity for All. His most recent books include Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship?, Genomes, Menomes, Wenomes: Neuroscience and Human Dignity, and Belonging: A Memoir.

The Rowan Tree: A Novel

The Rowan Tree: A NovelRobert W. Fuller’s Groundbreaking Political Novel
As Arthurian myth sowed the seeds of democracy, The Rowan Tree foretells a world founded upon dignity. Anchored by a pair of interlocking love stories, this unflinching novel of ideas brims with passionate quests, revelatory failures, and inextinguishable hope.

The Rowan Tree is an inspirational tour de force that reaches from the rebellious American ’60s into humanity’s global future. Soul-searching treks around the world intersect with campus revolution, basketball, math, ballet, and a destined rise to the White House. Love runs ahead of politics and lights the way for nations to follow.

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The Rowan Tree…is the type of novel that is often called “sweeping” – it spans six decades and has a backdrop of global politics as a framework. It tackles tough subjects, the types of subjects that often lead to heated conversations on The Good Men Project – education reform, interracial relationships, nuclear disarmament, world government, college and pro basketball…Ultimately, The Rowan Tree tells the story of a young man’s search for meaning and purpose in an age of irony. He finds it in his discovery of the centrality of dignity in human relationships, and this insight propels him onto the world stage. – The Good Men Project

The Rowan Tree is a monumental tale – a modern-day Arthurian legend. The characters are vibrant and indelible, and the story moves with astonishing speed from a taboo campus romance to the corridors of global power. Along the way, we learn about some of the most important issues of our time – nuclear disarmament, sexual identities, racism, etc. The underlying theme is humanity’s quest for dignity. We learn about educational reform and governance, go backstage in the world of classical ballet, and follow the hero and his son’s journey to transform the world’s political system along dignitarian lines.”
—– David Hoffman, Founder/CEO Internews

“Nearly twenty years in the making, Robert Fuller’s epic novel about the many sides of DIGNITY has arrived. I’ve had a ring side seat, watching it evolve from a campus romance into the global novel it finally became. He intuited Obama’s presidency years before it became a fact and his vision of the US and China co-creating a peaceful and robust world is a scenario worth holding.”
—– John Steiner, Social Entrepreneur

 

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“Robert Fuller’s Somebodies and Nobodies is a wonderful and tremendously important book on the “ism” that is far more encompassing than racism, sexism or ageism. Rankism must be our prime target from now on in. Viva Fuller!”
—– Studs Terkel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Working

“If only all the problems in the world were just about money, or land, or religion, or racism. But in fact, they’re about power. All of these things are just excuses for the ugly tendency of those in power to abuse those without it. Worse, power often seduces the powerless as much as it corrupts the powerful. Robert Fuller exposes these ugly dynamics – and in exposing them, helps to make them easier to overturn.”
—– Esther Dyson, Internet Guru/Editor Release 1.0

“Watch for a dignitarian movement against rankism that, like the civil rights and women’s movements, will transform American life – in the boardroom, the schoolroom, the bedroom and, a lot sooner than we might think, at the ballot box.”
—– Jerry Greenfield, Co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and Trustee of Ben and Jerry’s Foundation

“The quest for recognition, especially by those who lack status, has long been seen as one of the driving forces of human history. Somebodies and Nobodies explains how recognition, or its absence, affects your life, and what we can all do to make sure that we treat each other with the dignity we each deserve.”
—– Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies and Author of The End of History

“Fuller gives us the essential tools to fight abuses of rank and to build high-performing institutions and organizations based on respect.”
—– Wes Boyd, Co-founder MoveOn.org

All Rise give us a clear mandate for transforming our society into a true democracy.”
—– Rosalind Wiseman, Author of Queen Bees and Wannabes