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The Good Ancestor by Roman Krznaric

The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World

Roman Krznaric

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Imprint: W H Allen
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication date: 16 Jul 2020
ISBN: 9780753554494

The Good Ancestor reveals six profound ways in which we can all learn to think long-term, exploring how we can reawaken oft-neglected but uniquely human talents like 'cathedral thinking' that expand our time horizons and sharpen our foresight.

3 stars out of 5
Andrew Anthony
26 Jul 2020

"A philosopher’s contribution to saving the world is welcome but requires a huge leap of faith"

The weakness of the book is that the solutions Krznaric puts forward are so far removed from the world as it currently operates that it is impossible to know if they are utopian dreams or workable answers. Its presiding strength is that it squarely addresses the fact that we can’t continue in this fashion. Exactly how we break out of our solipsistic time bubble and develop a productive appreciation of our responsibility to future generations is an imperative matter for discussion. The Good Ancestor is a welcome place to start it.