The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century

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Simon & Schuster, Limited, Jun 1, 2012 - Anarchism - 261 pages
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GO ON - CHANGE THE WORLD!
Wherever you are live in the world, few ordinary people would vote for a government that promised to lead them to war, that announced that they couldn't predict or control the world markets in any way, that declared ambivalence about pollution and global warming, that openly appeared to be corrupt and self-serving. And yet, it appears to many that these are the leaders we end up with. Vacuous promises of 'change' amount to nothing, and there seems little decent, good people can do. The world has got too big, and we can only tinker at the edges.
The Leaderless Revolution offers a refreshing way of understanding the world of the 21st century that is a clear and easily comprehensible call to all of us - that we do matter as individuals and we can effect change.
Mining the rich but little-examined histories of cosmopolitanism and anarchism, The Leaderless Revolution shows how both ideas, in combination, are relevant and necessary for the problems of today. As grass-roots movements in the Arab world rise up against corruption and injustice, and people in the West form organisations to fight against the inequalities in our societies, Carne Ross offers not only an antidote to our global crises, but a route to fulfillment and self-realisation for us all.

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Review: The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century

User Review  - Stormy - Goodreads

First I read Colorado Senator Morgan Carroll's book on Take Back Your Government. Empowering. Next, for our October meeting our Littleton Great Decisions Discussion Group is reading Ill Fairs the Land ... Read full review

Review: The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century

User Review  - Ammar Hammoudeh - Goodreads

I liked the concept of how ordinary people could be engaged to shape their political world. In other hand, the author doesn't suggest 'how to do it', alternatively, he keeps the door open for anyone to think of best way to set and apply tactical goals to achieve this strategic goal. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Carne Ross was a high-flying British diplomat who focused on many of the world's toughest issues, including Afghanistan, terrorism, and climate change. After working on Iraqi WMD and sanctions, he was one of only two British diplomats to resign over the 2003 Iraq War. That experience forced him to confront the deeper problems of a volatile, globalized world. A frequent commentator on current affairs on CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera, and a contributor to "The Guardian," Ross also founded, and now runs, Independent Diplomat, an advisory group that assists democratic countries and political groups around the world. He lives in New York City.

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