In this rousing book, Scottish writer and campaigner Alastair McIntosh shows how it is still possible for individuals and communities to take on powerful individuals and mighty corporations and emerge victorious.
As a founder of the Isle of Eigg Trust, McIntosh helped the beleaguered residents of Eigg to become the first Scottish community ever to clear their laird from his own estate. And plans to turn a majestic Hebridean mountain into a superquarry were overturned after McIntosh persuaded a Native American warrior chief to visit the Isle of Harris and testify at the government inquiry. This extraordinary book weaves together theology, mythology, economics, ecology, history, poetics and politics as the author journeys towards a radical new philosophy of community, spirit and place.
Alistair McIntosh is an independent writer, broadcaster, speaker and activist who is involved in a wide range of interconnected issues, from land reform, globalisation and non-violence to psychology, spirituality and ecology. He is the author of the bestselling Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power, described by George Monbiot as a ‘world-changing book’ and Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition, described by the former Archbishop of Canterbury as an ‘inspiration’.