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George Monbiot in Govan: ‘Out of the Wreckage’ book launch talk followed by open discussion and sharing

Video link to talk: Monbiot in Govan – Out of the Wreckage

You can purchase Out of the Wreckage directly from the publisher here.

You are warmly invited to join us for a talk and open salon with George Monbiot, who is in Scotland to talk about his new book ‘Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis’.

George is a Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology, and his history with the CHE reaches back to the Edinburgh days in the 1990s. We are delighted to welcome George to Govan, and you for a rare opportunity to participate in an intimate knowledge exchange to discuss the big questions and what they mean for us in a community like Govan.


What does the good life—and the good society—look like in the twenty-first century?

A toxic ideology rules the world – of extreme competition and individualism. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new story that re-engages people in politics and lights a path to a better world.

George Monbiot shows how new findings in psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology cast human nature in a radically different light: as the supreme altruists and cooperators. He shows how we can build on these findings to create a new politics: a ‘politics of belonging’. Both democracy and economic life can be radically reorganized from the bottom up, enabling us to take back control and overthrow the forces that have thwarted our ambitions for a better society.

Urgent, and passionate, Out of the Wreckage provides the hope and clarity required to change the world.


Hosted by the CHE and Govan Folk University

Venue: The Galgael Trust, 15 Fairley Street, Glasgow G51 2SN

21st October, 2pm – 4.30pm

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