Journalist George Monbiot offers an energetic, entertaining yet earnest solution to the world’s problems: better stories. Monbiot noticed how “restoration stories” are a common thread running through the most popular works of fiction, as well as through the economic narratives that shape societies. Such stories take place in times of turmoil. They pit an evil villain against a plucky hero, who strives to restore order and harmony. Alas, the current age lacks such a cohesive story. Monbiot outlines a tale that can fill that narrative vacuum, offering a hopeful blueprint for the future.
About the Speaker
Investigative journalist George Monbiot writes a column for The Guardian.