• Rebecca Solnit
Cover of Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

With Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that the embrace of uncertainty is both more useful and more accurate an assessment than either passive optimism or pessimism and despair.--Page 4 of cover.


Solnit, Rebecca. Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities. Third edition, Haymarket Books, 2016.