Book picks as published in the January 1, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Power shift : the longest revolution
By Sally Armstrong
The facts are indisputable. When women get even a bit of education, the whole of society improves. When they get a bit of healthcare, everyone lives longer. In many ways, it has never been a better time to be a woman: a fundamental shift has been occurring. Yet from Toronto to Timbuktu the promise of equality still eludes half the world’s population. The 2019 Massey lecture.
By Douglas Rushkoff
These are digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature. In one hundred lean and incisive statements, he argues that we are essentially social creatures, and that we achieve our greatest aspirations when we work together–not as individuals. Yet today, society is threatened by a vast antihuman infrastructure that undermines our ability to connect.