Out of the Wreckage (23 November 2017)



With George Monbiot, Guardian journalist, activist and author

6:30 pm on Thursday 23 November 2017

6:30 pm wine and nibbles, 7 pm talk followed by Q&A.

At Heath Street Baptist Church - See map and get directions.

Tickets £7 available here.

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 of 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.

Unfortunately the venue is accessible only via stairs. If you require access support please contact Rowan on rowan@gaianet.org directly to arrange an early arrival.


"George Monbiot, with the clarity and straightforwardness that is his trademark, has managed to lay out our dilemma and our possibilities – this book strikes the necessary balance between visionary and practical, and does it with real grace."

Bill McKibben, author of Enough

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