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The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren't Enough (Hardback)
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The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren't Enough (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 12/01/2017
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Once upon a time our society was rich in stories. They united us and helped us to understand the world and ourselves. We called them myths. Today, we have a myth gap. Does that matter? Alex Evans argues powerfully and persuasively that it does. In this time of global crisis and transition - mass migration, inequality, resource scarcity, and climate change - it is only by finding new myths, those that speak to us of renewal and restoration, that we will navigate our way to a better future. It is stories, rather than facts and pie-charts,that have the power to animate us and bring us together in to change the world. Drawing on his first-hand experience as a political adviser within British government and at the United Nations, and examining the history of climate change campaigning and recent contests such as Brexit and the US presidential election, Alex Evans explores: how tomorrow's activists are using narratives for change, how modern stories have been used and abused, where we might find the right myths that will take us from a dark age of uncertainty towards the broad, sunlit uplands that we all seek.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781909513112
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 232 g
Dimensions: 184 x 135 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Very short, very sharp" -- Bruce Clark * Economist *
"Pertinent... Evans is an attractive and persuasive writer ... his book will strike many chords'" -- Allan Massie * Scotsman *
"An important book about the need to bring inspiring narratives back to the heart of progressive politics ... This has traction because it has truth, literally as well as metaphorically." * New Scientist *
"A really fascinating contribution to answering the question: how do we find new myths to live by." -- Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury
"Everyone should read this." * Tim Smit *

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