We are so screwed. Or are we? On the minus side, we have climate change, a debt crisis, and various sociopaths trying to destroy democracy. But on the plus side, we have a few million years of hominid evolution, the Magna Carta, and neighbours who still smile and wave. This book is about those things, as well as the two main concepts which have the potential to tip the balance from minus to plus (though to find out what they are, you'll at least have to open the pdf and check out the introduction). Admittedly, the author is somewhat of an asshole (more on that later), but one who nonetheless managed to figure out what those two concepts are (with the help of 0.0001 grams of LSD, a public library card, and ten years of university).