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George Monbiot’s new book is an assault on the status quo

Monbiot’s enemy is individualism, the “religion of our times”

Monboit draws on the enthusiasm of the Sanders campaign in his new book.

In his new book, the journalist, environmentalist and political campaigner George Monbiot does more than just critique the ideological status quo: he attempts to change it, providing both a vision of a new society—more democratic, cohesive and humanitarian—and a road map for how to get there.

Monbiot’s enemy is individualism, the “religion of our times,” as he calls it, whose political form is economic neoliberalism. To counter damaging atomisation, Monbiot advocates local projects that will activate…

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