As Jiddu Krishnamurti often reminded us, there is no need to read much of his or any other teacher's writings (unless, of course, you're reading them for enjoyment and not "enlightenment", whatever that is). Of the five I have read, "Can Humanity Change?" is the most provocative. Most of the book is a lengthy discourse between Krishnamurti and the respected Buddhist priest and author, Walpola Rahula, the physicist David Bohm, and several esteemed scholars and scientists, and it is probably the most stimulating investigation of spiritual matters that I have found. Right away their dialogue disposes of the onus of "believing" anything just because a renowned teacher or authority declares it to be true, as well as the digressions that come from a need to compare beliefs. From there, systematically and with great respect toward one another's willingness to have his/her beliefs challenged, the speakers peel away layers of old thought until they are down to the most basic psychological and spiritual query: the profound question which is the title of this book. It isn't a matter of "how" can we change ourselves and create a world without wars, poverty, and greed. We have to ask ourselves CAN we change? Change from what? And do we really even WANT to change? I can see I'm not doing justice to the essence and work of what goes on in these talks, so I'll stop. It's just that we seldom have this degree of spiritual inquiry available to us.