Serge Beddington-Behrens is one of those rare individuals who would happily be labelled as a radical optimist. Although he understands the many issues which underlie the construction of our current age, he still holds firm to the conviction that we can do something about it. In this book he proposes that the fundamental lack of soul, love and compassion is what has led us here, but if we find ways to revitalise those aspects of ourselves and society, we will have the ability to move on into a better future. Either we agree on fostering a cynical, negative and hateful world, or we go for one guided by tolerance, equality and peace. This of course might sound a little bit clichéd to some, but the author cleverly dares us to rethink some of our preconceptions of how and why we should not allow optimism to be more widespread.
304pp, 152 x 228 mm, Paperback, 2020, RRP £14.99