How to Change the World

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Pan Macmillan, May 10, 2012 - Philosophy - 160 pages
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How To Change The World combines insights from Tolstoy, Gandhi and Sartre and outlines a refreshing theory of political power, giving examples of successful non-violent action from across the world, from the start of recorded history to the present day. Of course, we don't all need to topple dictators, but any attempt to change the status quo requires us to overcome inertia, indifference and perhaps active hostility from people who feel threatened. This book explores the idea that we can break down our goals into small pieces, and highlights that there will never be a better time to start. Bursting with ideas, this book will give you a sense of what might just be possible, as well as the inspiration and the courage you need to go about improving and changing the world we live in.

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User Review  - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing

I wanted to like this, but he uses a few too many simplistic examples that actually undermine his argument when looked at in their whole complexity. For example: he uses Rosa Parks as an example of an ... Read full review

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The latest title in the publisher's School of Life series aims to be a guide to social and cultural change.Any guidebook with a title like How to Change the World that is also sized in such a way that ... Read full review

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John-Paul Flintoff is an author, writer and broadcaster. He trained as an investigative reporter, worked for several years at the Financial Times, and has written for many other newspapers and magazines around the world. His work has won several awards, and has led directly to changes in UK government policy. For more, see www.flintoff.org The School of Life is a London-based enterprise that is dedicated to the most useful ideas relevant to the dilemmas of everyday life. We consider questions like: How can we fulfil our potential? Can work be inspiring? Why does community matter? Can relationships last a lifetime? We don't have all the answers, but we will direct you towards a variety of useful ideas - from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts - that are guaranteed to stimulate, provoke, nourish and console.

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