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November 29, 2017
George Monbiot 'Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis'
Blackwell's of Oxford
November 29, 2017
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Blackwell's of Oxford
Newman Rooms, Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy, The Old Palace, Rose Place, St Aldates
Oxford, OX1 1RD United Kingdom
Blackwell's is thrilled to be hosting a special event with George Monbiot for his latest publication 'Out of the Wreckage' on Wednesday 29th November

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 re-engages people in politics and lights a path to a better world.

George Monbiot explains 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. His new and thrilling vision provides the hope and clarity required to change the world.

George Monbiot writes a weekly column for the Guardian and is the author of a number of books, including How Did We Get into this Mess?Heat: How to Stop the Planet BurningThe Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World OrderCaptive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain; and Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea, and Human Life. His most recent project is an album, written with the musician Ewan McLennan, called Breaking the Spell of Loneliness.

Tickets cost £5. This event will be taking place at the Newman Rooms, which is located in Oxford opposite Christ Church College on St Aldates. Doors will open at 6:30pm, with seats being allocated on a first come first seated basis. For any enquiries, please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk .