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Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

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This updated edition confirms Solnit’s seminal work as a timeless classic on politics and change

At a time when political, environmental and social gloom can seem overpowering, this remarkable book offers a lucid, affirmative and well-argued case for hope.

This exquisite work traces a history of activism and social change over the past five decades - from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the worldwide marches against the war in Iraq. Hope in the Dark is a paean to optimism in the uncertainty of the twenty-first century. Tracing the footsteps of the last century’s thinkers - including Woolf, Gandhi, Borges, Benjamin and Havel - Solnit conjures a timeless vision of cause and effect that will light our way through the dark, and lead us to profound and effective political engagement.

“A short, elegant, passionate polemic on the history and future of progressive political engagement”
ROBERT MACFARLANE

“Time and again Solnit comes running towards you with a bunch of hopes she has found and picked in the undergrowth of the times we are living in. And you remember that hope is not a guarantee for tomorrow but a detonator of energy for action today”
JOHN BERGER

“An intensely personal account, a meditation on activism and hope”
Guardian