Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Paradise in Hell

A brief interview in the June 29 issue of Publishers Weekly with Rebecca Solnit, author of Hope in the Dark, on the publication of her new book, A Paradise in Hell.

Economic crises can resemble sudden physical disasters—notably in the questioning of the status quo: the Argentinean economic crash of 2001 functioned like a disaster in catalyzing positive change, including a rebirth of civil society. Iceland has had a similar rebirth since its October 2008 economic crash, and in this country, we are seeing interesting improvisation and radicalization around the depression, and I expect we'll see a lot more.

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