From the Publisher
A short, incisive political tract that criticizes the culture of
finance capitalism and calls for a return to the humanist values of
the enlightenment: equality, liberty, freedom as defined in the
Declaration of the Rights of Man, a return to community, mutual
respect, freedom from poverty, and an end to theocracy and
fundamentalism. The authors argue that a return to these values
constitutes "a path to hope," leading the way out of the present
worldwide malaise brought on by economic collapse, moral failure,
and an ignorance of history.
For the authors, 20th-century fascism was no mere abstraction-it
was a brutal system brought on by a similar malaise, a system they
fought against. This gives their book special urgency.
The Path to Hope is written by two esteemed French
thinkers-94-year-old Stephane Hessel and 90-year-old Edgar Morin,
following on the heels of Hessel's Indignez-vous!
(Time for Outrage!). Both books have become bestsellers in
France and throughout Europe. Both have also become foundational
documents underpinning the worldwide protest movement of which
Occupy Wall Street is the American subset.
About the Author
Stephane Hessel was a member of the French
Resistance during World War II, a concentration camp survivor, a
diplomat, editor of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
His book Indignez-vous! has sold 3,500,000 copies.
Edgar Morin is a renowned French philosopher and
sociologist who fought in the French Resistance.
Jeff Madrick is a regular contributor to the New
York Review of Books and author of many works, most recently
The Age of Greed.
Published: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Other Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1590515609
ISBN - 13: 9781590515600