A toxic ideology of extreme competition and individualism has come to dominate our world. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new story that re-engages people in politics and lights a path to a better future.
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.
In these videos George Monbiot explains some of the ideas behind his book, watch them all here:
“A dazzling command of science and relentless faith in people … I never miss reading him.”
“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.”
“Inspired and inspirational, George Monbiot’s call to act gives new coherence to a movement that is changing as it learns. So much has to change that the scale of the task can feel over¬whelming. But we have changed our lives as fast and fundamentally before.”