The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World that's Pulling Apart
- First edition
- First printing
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“Indispensable, engaging and brilliant…a hopeful book that couldn’t be more important or timely, ” (Philippa Perry).
“Fascinating, timely and important. Noreena Hertz zeroes in on one of the central problems of our age. Seeing the problem lurking at the back of your head dragged into the light will actually make you feel a tad less lonely. Read it, then pass it on to a friend. If you can find one, ” (Charlie Brooker).
Even before a global pandemic introduced us to terms like social distancing, loneliness was already becoming the defining condition of the twenty-first century.
All around us, the fabric of community is unravelling and our personal relationships are under threat. And technology isn’t the sole culprit; equally to blame are the dismantling of civic institutions, the radical reorganisation of the workplace, mass migration to cities, and decades of neoliberal policies that placed self-interest above the collective good.
Offering bold solutions ranging from compassionate AI to innovative models for urban living to new ways of reinvigorating our neighbourhoods and reconciling our differences, The Lonely Century offers a hopeful and empowering vision for how to heal our fractured communities and restore connection in our lives.