These conversations have been inspired by the book “Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis”. George Monbiot himself, said that he hoped that his book would be a starting point for dialogue – he was not trying to impose “Monbiotism” on the world! So, it is with this in mind that we are going to explore Monbiot’s central ideas laid out in the book and ask “do these make sense for a 'New Politics' in BC?"
To get the most out of this session, it is recommended that you read the book (it is less than 200 pages long) and/or listen to one of the many podcasts on the book, including a conversation between our own Jo-Ann Roberts and George Monbiot recorded in 2018. The Guardian also carried a review in September 2017: “Out of the Wreckage by George Monbiot review – the thrill and danger of a new left politics”
His three central ideas for a “New Politics” surround: belonging, and an end to alienation; reframing the economy from the standard neoclassical economic model; and, an accountable and responsive democracy with direct public participation.
The panel will unpack each of these elements and ask which ones might be adopted by the BC Greens and what is missing?
“Out of the Wreckage – A New Politics for an Age of Crisis” George Monbiot. 2017
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