Amol Rajan

  • Rethink

  • After darkness, there is always light

    In a time of increasing uncertainty, Rethink offers a guide to a much-needed global 'reset moment', with leading international figures giving us glimpses of a better future after the pandemic. Each contribution explores a different aspect of public and private life that can be re-examined - from Pope Francis on poverty and the Dalai Lama on the role of ancient wisdom to Brenda Hale on the courts and Tara Westover on the education divide; from Elif Shafak on uncertainty and Steven Pinker on Human Nature to Xine Yao on masks and Jarvis Cocker on environmental revolution. Collectively, they offer a roadmap for positive change after a year of unprecedented hardship.

    Based on the hit BBC podcast, and with introductions by presenter and journalist Amol Rajan, Rethink gives us the opportunity to consider what a better world might look like and reaffirms that after darkness there is always light.

    RETHINK List of contributors

    Carlo Rovelli - Rethinking Humanity
    Pope Francis - Rethinking Poverty
    Peter Hennessy - Rethinking Democracy
    Anand Giridharadas - Rethinking Capitalism
    Jared Diamond - Rethinking a Global Response
    Ziauddin Sardar - Rethinking Normality
    The Dalai Lama - Rethinking Ancient Wisdom
    C.K. Lal - Rethinking Institutions
    Jarvis Cocker - Rethinking an Environmental Revolution
    Clare Chambers - Rethinking the Body
    Steven Pinker - Rethinking Human Nature
    Tom Rivett-Carnac - Rethinking History
    Jonathan Sumption - Rethinking the State

    David Skelton - Rethinking Industry
    Emma Griffin - Rethinking Work
    Caleb Femi - Rethinking Education
    Gina McCarthy - Rethinking Activism
    Tara Westover - Rethinking the Education Divide
    Kwame Anthony Appiah - Rethinking the Power of Small Actions
    Charlotte Lydia Riley - Rethinking Universities
    K.K. Shailaja - Rethinking Development
    Samantha Power - Rethinking Global Governance
    KT Tunstall - Rethinking the Music Industry
    Rebecca Adlington - Rethinking the Athlete's Life
    Brenda Hale - Rethinking the Courts
    Nisha Katona - Rethinking Hospitality
    Katherine Granger - Rethinking the Olympics
    David Graeber - Rethinking Jobs
    James Harding - Rethinking News
    Carolyn McCall Rethinking Television

    Mohammad Hanif - Rethinking Intimacy
    H.R. McMaster - Rethinking Empathy
    Carol Cooper - Rethinking Racial Equality
    Paul Krugman - Rethinking Solidarity
    Amonge Sinxoto - Rethinking Safety
    Reed Hastings - Rethinking Togetherness
    Kang Kyung-wha - Rethinking Accountability
    Lucy Jones - Rethinking Biophilia
    Colin Jackson - Rethinking Our Responsibility for Our Health
    Mirabelle Morah - Rethinking Ourselves
    Nicci Gerrard - Rethinking Old Age
    Brian Eno - Rethinking the Winners
    Jude Browne - Rethinking Responsibility
    Elif Shafak Rethinking Uncertainty

    Amanda Levete - Rethinking How We Live
    Niall Ferguson - Rethinking Progress
    David Wallace-Wells - Rethinking Consensus
    Margaret MacMillan - Rethinking International Cooperation
    HRH The Prince of Wales - Rethinking Nature
    Onora O'Neill - Rethinking Digital Power
    Matthew Walker - Rethinking Sleep
    Henry Dimbleby - Rethinking How We Eat
    Eliza Manningham-Buller - Rethinking Health Inequality
    Pascal Soriot - Rethinking Medical Co-operation
    Xine Yao - Rethinking Masks
    George Soros - Rethinking Debt
    Mariana Mazzucato - Rethinking Value
    Douglas Alexander - Rethinking Economic Dignity

    Peter Frankopan - Rethinking Asia
    Stuart Russell - Rethinking AI
    DeRay McKesson - Rethinking the Impossible
    V.S. Ramachandran - Rethinking Brains
    Seb Emina - Rethinking Travel
    Aaron Bastani - Rethinking an Aging Population
    Rana Foroohar - Rethinking Data
    Anthony Townsend - Rethinking Robots

Amol Rajan is a journalist and broadcaster. He has been the BBC's Media Editor since December 2016 and was formerly editor of the Independent. He presents Radio 4's Rethink, The Media Show and Start the Week and appears on BBC Radio 2 and The One Show. He lives in London with his family.

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