BOOK REVIEW: Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution

Enter “Homo empathicus,” the new collective arm of civilisational change. Krznaric cites four obstacles to this revolution: Prejudice, authority, distance and denial. The purpose of his book is to show how we can overcome these obstacles, and why it is vital to do so.

Krznaric is not interested in suppressing the ego but redefining its role. Aware that the shift from a “me generation” to a “we generation” is seen as little more than faddish, Krznaric recognises, nevertheless, the power of serving a goal which exceeds, while embracing, the self.



Empathy has become the buzz word for

this “revolution in human relationships”
or this “empathic activism”