A note on the title

What Is To Be Done? was the title of a nineteenth century novel by Russian philosopher and literary critic Nikolai Chernyshevsky. The story of an one woman’s struggle to seek independence and revolution was hugely influential and went on to inspire Vladimir Lenin to write a pamphlet, this time more a manifesto, of the same title. The anarchist thinker Peter Kropotkin was also inspired by the book.
Today’s book deliberately riffs off the title – but this time to offer a new but still radical prescription – neither communist nor capitalist – for today’s crisis.

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