Welcome to the Rebellion: A New Hope in Radical Politics (Paperback)
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What does it mean that our most popular modern myth is a radical left story about fighting corporate authoritarianism? From its roots in the 1960s new left, Star Wars still speaks to millions of people today. By design, the saga mirrors our own time and politics. A real empire of corporate domination has arisen within weakened and corrupted republics. Now it threatens our existence on a planetary scale. But the popularity of Star Wars also suggests that if we tell the right stories, we can welcome many more people to the rebellion and the fight for a better world...
About the Author
Michael Harris is an independent writer and researcher who has worked in numerous sectors including education, government, public services and urban planning. His work has been featured in national media including BBC News, The Guardian and The Times. Most recently he has focused on planning for future trends such as climate change, population growth, economic and technological disruption, and the collapse in trust in political institutions. He is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.