Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities by award-winning author and activist Rebecca Solnit, a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine, is her combined memoir and recent history of political and other activism, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Haymarket Books.
This is an updated version of the original 2004 book, with a new foreword and afterword and covers political, environmental, and other issues. Apparently, the original was a highly influential motivational memoir & mini-history of global activism experiences in recent decades which analyzed both surface and underlying issues and presented derived life lessons for helping to change and improve the world.
Offered DRM-free worldwide, available through November 16th.
Free for a limited time, available worldwide throughout November 15th directly @ the publisher’s website (watermarked DRM-free ePub & Mobi bundle available worldwide; requires account signup with valid email address, which will be used to watermark your files)
Solnit reminds us of how changed the world has been by the activism of the past five decades.
With Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next.
Originally published in 2004, now with a new foreword and afterword, Solnit’s influential book shines a light into the darkness of our time in an unforgettable new edition.