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Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis, with George Monbiot

Thursday 23rd November, 6.30pm wine and nibbles, 7pm talk followed by interview with Peter Macfadyen, author of Flatpack Democracy, then audience Q&A.



In his new book, Out of the Wreckage, George Monbiot shows how a toxic ideology of extreme competition and individualism not only rules the world, but misrepresents human nature, thereby destroying hope and common purpose whilst fracturing communities and the ecosystems upon which we all depend. He argues that only a positive vision can replace it; a new story that re-engages people in politics and lights a path to a better world, and a more respectful relationship with our beautiful planet.

George will explain 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’, and a politics which has community, reciprocity and respect for all species at its heart. Both democracy and economic life can be radically reorganised from the bottom up, enabling us to take back control and overthrow the forces that have thwarted our ambitions for a better society and better stewardship the Earth. George’s new book provides a thrilling vision, and the hope and clarity required to change the world.

Books will be available to purchase on the night. This event will be filmed.

We are sorry to say that this venue is accessible only via stairs. If you require access support please contact Rowan on rowan@gaianet.org directly to arrange an early arrival.

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