Synopses & Reviews
How you see the world is about to change. All That We Share
is a wake-up call that will inspire you to see the world in a new way. As soon as you realize that some things belong to everyonewater, for instance, or the Internet or human knowledgeyou become a commoner, part of a movement that's reshaping how we will solve the problems facing us in the twenty-first century.
Edited by award-winning journalist Jay Walljasper, All That We Share is an indispensable introduction to fresh ideas that touch all of us. Filled with practical solutions for today's economic, political, and cultural issues, it's a much-needed and thoroughly accessible field guide to the new world of the commons. Including success stories from communities across the country and around the world, this book is for anyone seeking new ways of thinking about our shared values.
All that we share is all we need to change the world.
In an accessible field guide formatreplete with illustrations, charts, and other visual materialsThings We Share offers an engaging entrée into a broad range of key topics and concepts from the commons movement, which touches everything from natural resources, art, and the environment to technological knowledge, the digital realm, economics, and politics. Veteran progressive journalist Jay Walljasper frames each chapter around a single idea, with additional contributions by other distinguished activists, politicians, and writers.
About the Author
is a fellow and editor of onthecommons.org, editor at large for Ode Magazine, and a contributing writer for National Geographic Traveler
. He was also the longtime editor-in-chief of the Utne Reader
. Walljaspers articles have been published in National Geographic Traveler
, the New Statesman
, San Francisco Chronicle
, Chicago Tribune
, The Nation
, Huffington Post
, Toronto Star
, Mother Jones
, and the L. A. Weekly
. Walljasper is the author of The Great Neighborhood Book
and Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life
. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer and is a frequent contributor to various magazines including the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, the New York Review of Books, Granta, and Rolling Stone. He lives in Ripton, Vermont, and is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College