Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

by Rebecca Solnit

In Hope in the Dark, Solnit retreads past successes in order to recreate hope in the seemingly hopeless future. (The creeping sense of a looming apocalypse is nothing new, apparently.) Her thorough traversing of radical victories throughout history provides the backbone for her optimistic, albeit distant gaze. Subversive minds would be wise to arm themselves with Solnit's well-informed prose, especially those that find themselves, well, extremely fucking disturbed by the current state of things.