SEVEN Ways To Change THE World
by Gordon Brown, Simon & Schuster, hardback £25 (ebook £9.99)
If Gordon Brown remains haunted by the global economic meltdown during his reign as UK prime minister, it has not quelled his desire to change the world.
Since his premiership ended, Brown – now 70 – has continued his mission to tackle the pressing problems the world faces, particularly in his position as a United Nations Special Envoy.
Seven Ways To Change The World is a manifesto; Brown rails against the resurgence of nationalism and isolationism, poor pandemic planning, inequality across society and the proliferation of nuclear arms.
The key to each of his arguments is the importance of international co-operation – but perhaps he is too quick to overlook tribalism and selfinterest, which have prevented these otherwise credible utopian visions from properly manifesting for centuries.