"Monbiot's central idea is simple and revolutionary. Why should democracy not be practised at the same level as economics and culture: our planet itself? Let the baffle of ideas commence."
"Powerful stuff... an elegant and sustained feat of rhetoric. Not so much a practical blueprint as an admirable attempt to open our minds to new possibilities and spheres of debate. Its starting point is 'the conviction that one can lead a satisfactory life
without having to ruin other peoples, who, alter all, could argue with that?"
"This is an extremely important book. Monbiot offers a searchingly rigorous analysis of the sources of US power and presents a package of proposals that would radically redraw the present world order. It is breathtaking in its radicalism, but for anyone who is serious about tackling the current US hegemony, it is difficult to fault the logic."