n African Review of Economics and Finance - The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People will take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century : book review

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2042-1478
  • E-ISSN: 2410-4906


is an easy read, easy to carry around and easy to understand the argument of the author, a former senior British diplomat. There are 9 chapters, excluding an introduction. The book has a helpful index, and is introduced by Gill Scott-Heron's dramatic statement, '[t]he revolution will not be televised.' To be sure, the author resigned his post as a senior diplomat, 'after giving secret testimony to an official inquiry into the Iraq war.' Mr. Ross, the author, clearly comes across as a radical, so it is not surprising that the likens him to Naomi Klein - a well-respected member of the global progressive movement seeking not just a change but a change in our world.

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