Blessed Unrest has ratings and reviews. Robert said: Paul Hawken’s new book, entitled Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Cam . “Blessed Unrest” is about a movement that no one has noticed, not even the people involved. “The movement,” as Paul Hawken calls it. The New York Times bestselling examination of the worldwide movement for social and environmental change Paul Hawken has spent more than a decade.

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Living-wage jobs can be created for every man and woman who wants one. This makes pail book infinitely more readable than another book that makes hakwen similar argument in incomprehensible poetic prose, Multitude: Democracies can sustain freedom because their citizens and representatives continually adjust, maintain, and as necessary enforce standards, rules, and laws. The Movement of Movements – the self-organizing, powerful and natural force of mankind forming a new paradigm of conscious co-creation!

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Lists with This Book. If mistakes are hidden, they cannot be learned from. Yes, I believe that we should protect native cultures and give native peoples the same rights as others, but that doesn’t mean that they always have the right answers or that they always glessed the right thing historically. Hawken, then, is in good company as ecological principles are gradually being wedged into urban planning and politics.


Within this vast tableau, the book tells the dramatic story of people rising to resist – a global coming together mobilized to change the world and save it. Anway, I was about half way through when I blessed I couldn’t sludge on any further. Oct 15, Kevin rated it it was ok Shelves: Blessed Unrest explores the diversity of this movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and centuries-old history. That groups are busy? My enjoyment in reading this is only matched by my nervousness that is feeding every prejudice I have and strengthening them without challenging them.

Read and regain a sense of optimism for our grandchildren’s grandchildren; and be motivated to ensure that they inherit a restored earth and an equitable society. Sep 04, Ellen Johnson rated it liked it Shelves: A detailed look at environmental unreet social movements but a little dry at times.

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For the first time since life evolved, one species is now altering the physical, chemical, and biological features of the planet on a geological scale. It’s way bigger than we imagined. It took a while to get started, but this book was worth the work.

Hawken admits that NGOs aren’t perfect, but it’s even deeper than that. I was surprised and impressed with BU. Looking for More Great Reads?

Hundreds of thousands of small groups are trying to ignite an array of ideas in the world, fanning them like embers. If this enlightening, enlivening pulse is God, then may we get on our knees and give thanks night and day. Many books describe the world in ways that break our hearts. I read it in a single sitting, hungry for the next piece of the puzzle, the next 6-degrees-of-separation coincidence.


Only the Hawjen and Clintons are reaping hawkeb benefits. I believe Hawken when he says we are part of the Earth’s immune system each time we exercise our active compassion in the name of social justice and ecological health. If you go to a sufficiently high level of abstraction, all groups would agree on everything.

By any conventional definition, this vast collection of committed individuals does not constitute a movement. It provides a picture of hope and optimism to keep on moving mountains, one shovelful at a time.

Page near the top: Jan 27, Hannah Debelius rated it liked it. Seeing the emergence of grass-roots organizations committed to social and environmental justice, and knitting together these observations with commentary of the trends, the author has a compellingly positive message – we ARE pulling together to save the world. This powerful and lovely book is their pail story—and it’s high time someone’s told it. In his hands, the civil society movement reveals itself as the action that has replaced the talk.

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