By Heather Menzies
Commoning used to be a life-style for many of our ancestors. In Reclaiming the Commons for the typical Good, writer Heather Menzies trips to her roots within the Scottish Highlands, the place her kinfolk lived in direct relation with the land given that earlier than recorded time.
Beginning with an intimate account of unearthing the background of the commons and the true tragedy of its loss, Menzies deals an in depth description of the self-organizing, self-governing, and self-informing ideas of this approximately forgotten lifestyle, together with its religious practices and traditions. She then identifies pivotal commons practices that may be usefully revived at the present time. a last "manifesto" part pulls those features jointly right into a unified imaginative and prescient for reclaiming the commons, drawing a couple of present renowned tasks into the commoning body, resembling neighborhood foodstuff protection, permaculture, and the Occupy Movement.
An attractive memoir of private and political discovery, Reclaiming the Commons for the typical Good combines relocating reflections on our universal history with a latest name to motion, separately and jointly; in the community and globally. Readers should be encouraged by way of the book's imaginative and prescient of reviving the commons ethos of empathy and mutual recognize, and energized by way of her sensible feedback for connection humans and position for the typical good.
Heather Menzies is an award-winning author and pupil and member of the Order of Canada. She is the writer of 9 books, together with Whose courageous New World? and No Time.
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