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Commanding Hope

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Commanding Hope by Thomas Homer-Dixon
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Jun 14, 2022 | ISBN 9780307363176

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“Brilliantly structured and utterly absorbing from beginning to end, Commanding Hope addresses with honesty and courage the dangers we face and offers us practical ways to prepare for the hard work ahead.” —Quill & Quire

“Homer-Dixon’s hope is not optimism, but rather the kind of hope brought to mind by his book’s arresting title, one that must be ordered up from within us—with no regard to how despairing we are, and long before we have tangible reasons for optimism—and then set to rule our actions.” —MacLean’s

“Hope without action will just contribute to a hopeless ending, but commanding hope can turn any one of us into the next hero.” —Douglas T. Kenrick, Psychology Today

“The hope Homer-Dixon is promoting has a dual nature. It arises from an internal summons and emerges as a call to action. This kind of hope isn’t naïve; it’s transformational.” —Literary Review of Canada

“It is a rare thing to hold a book in your hands and think, ‘This could be a game changer.’ I had that experience at several ‘Aha!’ moments while reading Commanding Hope.” —Elizabeth May, MP for Gulf Saanich-Islands, Former leader of the Green Party of Canada


“One of the best-informed and most brilliant writers on global affairs today.” —The Guardian

“Thomas Homer-Dixon is a public intellectual who is ready to get his hands dirty.” —The Walrus

“Homer-Dixon repeatedly reminds the reader that the future is never truly written. There are more creative and human-scale paths open to us, if we can work against our society’s deeply entrenched denial mechanisms and start to work together for positive change.” —The Toronto Star

“Homer-Dixon is one of Canada’s most talked about and controversial scholars.” —Maclean’s

“For over a decade, Thomas Homer-Dixon has provided that rare thing: a bridge between leading-edge research and the lay reader. . . . [A]ddressing the greatest problems of our time, he points us towards a path forward.” —Robert D. Kaplan, author of Imperial Grunts and Balkan Ghosts


National Business Book Award LONGLIST 2021

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