How will life go on after the collapse of the globalised political and economic systems? How will it survive the large-scale disruption of our planet’s ecological and climatic systems? And what will become of the immense systems of belief, love and thinking as they start to shake within?
The answer to these questions has to persist in the face of so many failed attempts in the past. The world stands on the brink of an abyss. The youth from Cairo to London, from Greece to Chile, from Rothschild Avenue, Tel Aviv to Wall Street, New York are looking for new ways out of the crisis. If the mass protest and revolt movements rising up all over the world today intend to take off together, if life is to win over violence and war, we need a direction, an image, an idea of what might be our common goal.
This book offers an idea of how a future worth living could be. It was written and published more than thirty years ago in Germany and we believe that its time has now come. It is the first time to be published in English. We left it in the political context in which it was written. Through this we want to show that names change, yet the underlying problems remain the same – until we discover how to solve them. How this can be achieved is what this book is all about. It is more relevant today than ever.