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  • Out of the Wreckage

  • A New Politics for an Age of Crisis
  • By: George Monbiot
  • Narrated by: George Monbiot
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Out of the Wreckage

By: George Monbiot
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A toxic ideology rules the world of extreme competition and individualism. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new story that reengages people in politics and lights a path to a better world.

George Monbiot shows how new findings in psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology cast human nature in a radically different light: as the supreme altruists and cooperators. He shows how we can build on these findings to create a new politics: a 'politics of belonging'.

Both democracy and economic life can be radically reorganized from the bottom up, enabling us to take back control and overthrow the forces that have thwarted our ambitions for a better society.

Urgent and passionate, Out of the Wreckage provides the hope and clarity required to change the world.

©2017 George Monbiot (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Very powerful, very practical

This book is the antidote to that feeling of hopelessness that one gets looking at our current political situation. I found myself completely inspired; to the point of having to Interrupt myself listening, ‘put the book down’ and do something. This is a must read for anyone wanting to make a real difference, share this with your local representatives and candidates, buy them a copy even. This is how we get power back to the people!

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A good look at a complex subject

I found this book often depressing, when i hoped it would be more uplifting. That said, it's a well researched, well written piece of work and he reads it beautifully. I think his plan for a new political era is probably sound, but it seemed very USA focused and the context will be different in other parts of the world. I generally enjoyed it and learned much. Well worth a read, and worth trying to implement his plan.

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Energy of George Monbiot

Good overall view of the political problems of our world with focus on USA & UK

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invigorating and thought provoking.

A sincere diagnosis of the most systemic ills ailing our society with a prescription to create more resilient and effective democracies. Worth listening to twice.

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Amazing!

Best political book I've come across in in a long term - it paints a compelling vision for a better future

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Wonderful!

One of the best thinkers and speakers around. George Monbiot gives me hope for our future.

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