The New Nomads: How the Migration Revolution is Making the World a Better Place (Hardback)
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The New Nomads: How the Migration Revolution is Making the World a Better Place (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 08/07/2021
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Through memoir and meticulously researched socio-political commentary, Marquardt calls for a wholesale re-evaluation of our attitudes towards migration, arguing that the urge to seek a better life is fundamental to human identity.

We have lost the plot when it comes to migration. In our collective consciousness, the term 'migration' conjures up images of hordes of refugees fleeing 'their' country, escaping on rafts and coming to invade 'ours'. When we think of migration, we think of (largely unwanted) immigration and its ills.

We've got it all wrong.

Far from being abnormal, the act of going in search of a better life is at the core of the human experience. And now a new kind of nomad is emerging. What used to be a movement largely from east to west, south to north, developing to developed country is becoming more of a multilateral phenomenon with each passing day.

Young people from everywhere are moving everywhere. Or rather, they are moving to where they expect to improve their lives and are turning the world into a beauty contest of cities and regions and companies vying to attract them. They are doing so because movement has become a key to their emancipation. After centuries of becoming sedentary, the future of humanity and the key to its enlightenment in the 21st century lies in re-embracing nomadism. Migration fosters the qualities that will allow our children to flourish and succeed. Our times require more migration, not less.

Part memoir, part generational manifesto, The New Nomad is both the chronicle of this revolution and a call to embrace it.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471177378
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 25 mm


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'Highly engaging... a must-read. Through his very personal lens, Marquardt forces you to think about the ethics and economics of one of the central issues of all times.' - Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan

'On the Road meets Sapiens. Felix Marquardt makes you want to hit the road and embrace the whole wide world as a means to save it. The New Nomads is sure to become a cult book for my generation and the coming ones.' - Joshua Wong, leader of Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

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