The Work of Hope Book Review in National Issues Forum
by Folorunsho Moshood Abolore, Admin/Program Officer of Educare Trust, Nigeria
In Make Hope Real, Harwood reports what he found on the tour of his previous work, Hope Unraveled. He found “Sweet Spot of Public Life” that addresses pressing public issues and builds community by strengthening local norms, relationships, networks, organisations, and leaders. In this current collaborative effort with the Kettering Foundation, Harwood found, among other things, how this “Sweet Spot” can be built upon through the creation of a new trajectory that will restore the belief people have for one another, rebuild the trust and help people to retreat from the ‘Tower of Babel’, where noise pervades and people get stuck.