'GO BIG should be the rallying cry of progressives around the world' RUTGER BREGMAN
'A coherent challenge to orthodox views laying the foundations of where the country needs to go' Guardian
'Enthralling' PHILIP PULLMAN
Good news: the solutions to our problems already exist.
Great news: a once-in-a-generation appetite for change means we can make them happen.
- How do we provide affordable housing for everyone?
- How do we rein in the power of Big Tech?
- How do we tackle the climate crisis?
- How do we really give people back control?
For the past four years, Ed Miliband has been discovering and interviewing brilliant people all around the world who are successfully tackling these problems, transforming communities and pioneering global movements. From a citizens' assembly in Mongolia to the UK's largest walking and cycling network in Greater Manchester, from flexible working in Finland to the campaign for the first halal Nando's in Cardiff, Go Big draws on the most imaginative and ambitious of these ideas to provide a vision for how to remake society.
The challenges we face are daunting, but in Go Big he shows that the scale of what is possible is far greater. We are at a rare moment in history when people everywhere see the need for big change. The future is not yet written. It's our job to write it.
Go Big shows us how.
Go Big is enthralling. I had forgotten that such energy and imagination were possible in a book that concerns itself with contemporary problems of politics and public life. Ed Miliband writes with a vigour and lightness of touch that doesn't conceal or deny the seriousness of the problems or the intelligence of his suggestions for solving them. I was left with such an unusual feeling that I didn't at first realise what it was, and then I remembered: optimism. I hope everyone with the slightest interest in the way the world works will read it, and act on the lines he suggests
Such a wonderful, joyous guest ... everyone must rush out and buy GO BIG ... I really did find it such a hopeful book ... [written] with great wit and intelligence
A new book by Mr Miliband is an important political event ... mounts a coherent challenge to orthodox views, encouraging his audience to think differently and laying the foundations of where the country needs to go ... Miliband is clear that we live in an age where it is movements of people, not politicians, that change the world
There's a lot of good stuff in here ... flashes of insight ... neat observations ... it is hard to disagree with much of what [he says] ... charmingly self-deprecating
Self-deprecating and relentlessly upbeat ... so darned likeable ... demonstrating a boldness and clarity ... Miliband is right: we have devalued our social goods ... There's no reason why the Tories ... can't nick some of the sensible ideas in [this book] and make them their own