Hope In The Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
ISBN: 1642591009
EAN13: 9781642591002
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 20, 2019
Pages: 184
Dimensions: 0.7086614" H x 8.740157" L x 6.181102" W
Weight: 0.8443705 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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No writer has better understood the mix of fear and possibility, peril and exuberance that's marked this new millennium.
--Bill McKibben

An elegant reminder that activist victories are easily forgotten, and that they often come in extremely unexpected, roundabout ways.
--The New Yorker

A book as powerful and influential as Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me, her Hope in the Dark was written to counter the despair of radicals at a moment when they were focused on their losses and had turned their back to the victories behind them--and the unimaginable changes soon to come. In it, she makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next. Now, with a moving new introduction explaining how the book came about and a new afterword that helps teach us how to hope and act in our Read More chevron_right

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