The Leaderless Revolution by Carne Ross
How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century

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“It’s been a long time since I’ve read a more interesting, informing, and inspiring book than The Leaderless Revolution.” —Bill Moyers

What can we do beyond Occupy Wall Street? Political and economic systems are failing us, and it’s time for citizens to create change—individually and collaboratively. In The Leaderless Revolution, Carne Ross sounds a call to action. With dramatic stories from the United States and around the world, Ross’s analysis contrasts with the naïve, Panglossian optimism of globalization boosters like Thomas Friedman. Uncontrolled economic volatility, perpetual insecurity, rampant inequality, and accelerating climate change are heading us into a dangerous period of prolonged crisis. Ross—a former British diplomat to Iraq who resigned over his nation’s involvement in the U.S.-led invasion—draws from his own experiences to offer an empowering new vision of how we can put things right.
 

About Carne Ross

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A former representative to the United Nations, CARNE ROSS was one of only two British diplomats to resign over the Iraq war. Prior to his resignation, he worked on issues surrounding Iraq, WMDs, the Middle East peace process, Afghanistan, terrorism, and climate change, and served as the Foreign Secretary's principal speechwriter. He founded and now runs Independent Diplomat, the world's first nonprofit diplomatic advisory group. Ross comments frequently on world affairs on television and in the press, He lives in New York City.
 
Published November 29, 2011 by Plume. 221 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Writing that society requires “authority in order to enjoy peace and stability,” Ross questions authority itself by pointing to some of the worst outrages in human history—e.g., Nazi Germany, Stalin's Soviet Union.

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Writing before the Occupy movement erupted, Ross (Independent Diplomat: Dispatches from an Unaccountable Elite) explores how the current interconnectedness of the world provides a fecund framework for leaderless revolutions, and why we should take advantage of it.

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“Idealistic and impassioned, wide-ranging and concise, pragmatic and eloquent, . . .”

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Nation-states - those “weary giants of flesh and steel,” as John Perry Barlow called them in his famous 1996 “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” - are on their way out.

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Carne Ross takes different angles on contemporary issues - economics, politics, the state of democracy, the environment and terrorism - wrapping them into a unified explanation of how money and power function to control the lives of the earth's inhabitants, such that they feel powerless to affect...

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