The Wheels of Society By Tony Wilson
Category Cultural Studies, Anthropology and Sociology Biographies
About The Wheels of Society
Written with verve and a mordant wit, 'The Wheels of Society' is a vivid, cogent, ground-breaking proposal for us to re-think ourselves in order to steer civilisation back to safety. As a species we seem to cling on to the power and influence of 'the old normal'. Forests and valleys are decimated so that businessmen can be in Manchester 30 minutes faster; thousands of airline seats are sold for the price of a free-range chicken so that hundreds of short-haul planes can devastate the atmosphere and enable drunken escapades in Barcelona rather than Soho; the rich get even richer and the poor get Covid 19. Bankers conspire in the fraudulent abuse of people's savings, yet can keep their loot, saved by governments supposed to protect their citizens but who fail to hold a single perpetrator to account. Is this how we are supposed to be?
About Tony Wilson
Tony Wilson was born in Dublin in 1931. He studied Economics at Trinity College Dublin before qualifying as a chartered accountant. After six years in Paris with Price Waterhouse he went to England, working as financial controller for the Avon Rubber Company, GKN, and British Oxygen. He lives near Bath where his interests include writing, painting, philosophy and rowing. He has had six solo exhibitions, and has been shown in the RA Summer exhibition. Tony published The Universe on a Bicycle in 2007 and The Wheels of Society in 2021.