This was my starting place for polycrisis reading, and I was pleasantly surprised by how optimistic and engaging it was. I got the audio version and walked many miles listening to this uplifting book. If you want to wrap your head around these troubling times with minimal doom & gloom, start here.

Susan

By Thomas Homer Dixon

Commanding Hope marshals a fascinating, accessible argument for reinvigorating our cognitive strengths and belief systems to affect urgent systemic change, strengthen our economies and cultures, and renew our hope for a positive future for everyone on Earth.

Frightening pandemics, terrible inequality, racism and poverty, rising political authoritarianism, the inescapable climate crisis, and the resuscitated danger of nuclear war.

We know the story. Some choose not to see it. Each of these crises seems so much larger than any one of us can understand or handle. Yet today, they all seem to be going critical simultaneously. In Commanding Hope, I show why and how we got here; and most importantly, I show the powers we possess to renew our imperiled world. This is a hopeful book.

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