Monbiot doesn’t really need an introduction: he is one of Britain’s leading environmental and political activists; has written eleven books – including ‘Feral’, which helped to popularise the rewilding movement in Britain; writes a regular column for The Guardian; and in 2016, released an album with musician Ewan McLennan ‘Breaking the Spell of Loneliness’. Even if you think you know about Monbiot, it is still worth reading his bio at: https://www.monbiot.com/about/.
We picked this book partly because Monbiot is giving a talk at Newcastle University on 22nd November. It is free, but there are no seat reservations, so turn up early if you are interested.
As the title suggests, ‘Out of the Wreckage: A new politics for an age of crisis‘ is primarily about politics, rather than sustainability, but the environmental movement won’t succeed without engaging with politics, just as it won’t succeed without transforming economics – the subject of our last book, Doughnut Economics. Having read Monbiot in the past, I am sure that there will be plenty to discuss.
Meet at the Tyneside Cinema Coffee Rooms on 17th January 2019. Gather from 7pm, to start the discussion promptly at 7.30pm. Light meals and drinks are available.
The meeting is free, but please let me know if you can make it so that I can plan numbers for the venue.