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Hope in the dark : untold histories, wild possibilities

Solnit, Rebecca (author.).

Summary: 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.

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  • ISBN: 1608465764
  • ISBN: 9781608465767
  • Physical Description: xxvi, 152 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: Third edition, with a new foreword and afterword.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2016.

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General Note:
"First published in the United States by Nation Books in 2004." -- Title page verso
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-152).
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword to the third edition: Grounds for hope -- Looking into the darkness -- When we lost -- What we won -- False hope and easy despair -- A history of shadows -- The millennium arrives: November 9, 1989 -- The millennium arrives: January 1, 1994 -- The millennium arrives: November 30, 1999 -- The millennium arrives: September 11, 2001 -- The millennium arrives: February 15, 2003 -- Changing the imagination of change -- On the indirectness of direct action -- The angel of alternate history -- Viagra for Caribou -- Getting the hell out of paradise -- Across the great divide -- After ideology, or, Alterations in time -- The global local, or, Alterations in place -- A dream three times the size of Texas -- Doubt -- Journey to the center of the world -- Looking backward: The extraordinary achievements of ordinary people (2009) -- Everything's coming together while everything falls apart (2014) -- Backward and forward: An afterword.
Subject: Hope
Social action
Social change

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