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Monbiot’s Manifesto for a New World Order

‘The Age of Consent: a manifesto for a new world order’, by George Monbiot (2003)

This must be a contender for the Worst-Title-Ever for an activist book, but don’t let that put you off. It’s a constructive, thought provoking read. Although I’m posting my notes here, it’s not a particularly long book and reading it wll be more valuable.

Monbiot starts with the proposition that we need to end capitalism to have a sustainable and just world order, and works backward from that to establish the steps he sees as being necessary to achieve this aim. If you’re from a wealthy democratic nation, expect to find the section of global democracy challenging! Continue reading

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