This month, the Book Group met up to discuss Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi, by Mark Boyle.
About the Book:
Bestselling author Mark Boyle argues that our political and economic system has brought us to the brink of climate catastrophe, ransacking ecosystems and unravelling communities for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many. He makes a compelling case that we must “rewild” the political landscape, as history teaches us that positive social change has always been wrought by movements prepared to use any means available.
This incendiary manifesto strikes at the heart of the world’s crises and reframes our understanding of how to solve them, signaling a turning point in our journey towards an ecologically just society. The three R’s of the climate change generation – reduce, reuse, and recycle – are long overdue for an upgrade. Welcome to resist, revolt, rewild.
“I found I was out of sympathy with this book, but it was a good book to read as it made me critically examine my own views and why I hold them. The debate about whether violence can ever be justified is an old one. And the question as to whether a person has the right to inflict violence on another person because of the views they hold is very pertinent to our society and our world today.” – Lucy