A New Politics for BC - Finding Hope

We live in difficult times where sometimes, it is very difficult to be hopeful as Thomas Homer-Dixon discusses in his book “Commanding Hope”. In “Out of the Wreckage”, George Monbiot says that we need a “new story to replace the neoliberal story” that will give people hope. The promise of “hope” was a powerful part of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, but hope seemed to fade with the crash of 2008; and instead of taking the opportunity to chart a different course for the US, banks and automobile companies were bailed out so they could get back to business as usual.

In this session we will be exploring the ideas of Monbiot and Homer-Dixon for what the new politics might look like. We will then discuss whether and how we might use their ideas to shape our own story of hope.

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References:

Out of the Wreckage – A New Politics for an Age of Crisis” George Monbiot. 2017
Commanding Hope - the Power We Have to Renew a World in Peril” Thomas Homer-Dixon 2020
The Politics of Hope” RABBI LORD JONATHAN SACKS

 

When
Tue. Feb 7, 2023
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where
Online - Zoom

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