Hope’s work: Facing the future in an age of crises (DLT, 2021) is a short book asking how we might face our deeply disturbed times with a measure of conscious, careful hope.
I think I found something of an answer, I hope you will too.
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In societies like ours, optimism once bordered on a religion. The future seemed bright, and we took refuge from the challenges of the day in a fantasy of tomorrow. Now we face a complex of crises. As the future becomes harder to face, hope is harder to find, but perhaps we have been looking in the wrong places. Perhaps real hope lives not by optimism’s confidence in tomorrow at all, but by a feeling for what is worth living for today.
‘Hope’s Work’ is for anyone struggling to keep faith with hope in this disturbed age. Drawing on testimony, story, and myth, David Gee goes in search of what is worth working for and living towards, whatever the future may bring.
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About the publisher
Publishing, like much else, is increasingly dominated by big businesses. I like Darton, Longman and Todd as a small publisher producing small books on big subjects that big publishers are wary of. By buying their books you’re helping to keep the world of publishing a varied and surprising one.
I am especially grateful to DLT’s David Moloney and Helen Porter for their thoughtful editorial work, and to the designer, Judy Linard, for presenting the book so well.
About the artist
The cover shows Emily Johns’ engraving, Victory Palm, which responds to an episode in the Iraq War. I’m thankful indeed for Emily’s permission to reproduce her work on the book cover. Find out more at https://emilyjohns.org.uk.