George Monbiot

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George Monbiot

George Monbiot (born 27 January 1963) is a journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist in the United Kingdom who writes a weekly column for The Guardian newspaper.

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Campaigning for Austerity (2005-02-03)[edit]

  • Nobody ever rioted for austerity.
  • Faced with a choice between the survival of the planet and a new set of matching tableware, most people would choose the tableware.

Heat - How to Stop the Planet From Burning (2006-10-17)[edit]

  • We are the most fortunate generation that has ever lived. And we are the most fortunate generation that ever will.

The Age of Consent[edit]

Everything has been globalised, except our consent. Democracy alone has been confined to the nation state. It stands at the border, suitcase in hand, without a passport.

Eco-junk (2007-07-24)[edit]

  • No political challenge can be met by shopping.

The Self-Attribution Fallacy[edit]

  • If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire

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  • Here then is a message to all those editors, reviewers, executives and ministers whom I have not yet offended. Kindly boil your heads.
  • Tell people something they know already and they will thank you for it. Tell them something new and they will hate you for it.
  • People don't riot for austerity; they riot because they want more, not less. We have to riot for less.
  • Your freedom to swing your fist ends where my nose begins.

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