**The New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller**
'An ordinary person's guide to hope. Read this book' Arundhati Roy
'As accessible as it is brilliant' Owen Jones
'A genuine page turner' Michelle Alexander
Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we need to survive our surreal, shocking age.
'This is a look at how we arrived at this surreal political moment, how to keep it from getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can flip the script.'
Remember when love was supposed to Trump hate? Remember when the oil companies and bankers seemed to be running scared? What the hell happened? And what can we do about it? Naomi Klein shows us how we got here, and how we can make things better.
No Is Not Enough reveals, among other things, that the disorientation we're feeling is deliberate. That around the world, shock political tactics are being used to generate crisis after crisis, designed to force through policies that will destroy people, the environment, the economy and our security. That extremism isn't a freak event - it's a toxic cocktail of our times.
From how to trash the Trump megabrand to the art of reclaiming the populist argument, Naomi Klein shows all of us how we can break the spell and win the world we need. Don't let them get away with it.
'Who better than Naomi to make sense of this madness, and help us find a way out? A top-of-the-stack must read' Michael Stipe
'Naomi Klein's new book incites us brilliantly to interweave our No with a programmatic Yes. A manual for emancipation' Yanis Varoufakis
'Magnificent ... a courageous coruscating counterspell' Junot Díaz
Journalist and activist Klein (This Changes Everything) turns to lessons from her previous books as well as more recent work from fellow journalists and activists as she lays out a blueprint for combating Trumpism and the corporatist policies of his predecessors that made his rise possible. Trump, she writes, "is less an aberration than a logical conclusion" of the previous half-century's obsession with free-market ideology. Since the 1970s, war, economic shifts, and extreme weather events have been exploited to implement the economic "shock tactics" that underpin neoliberal austerity regimes. These crises are deeply intertwined and "can only be dealt with through collective action," Klein posits. She also outlines the history of American "racial capitalism" and the "divide-and-terrorize" political strategies that have maintained it to the present day. To counter this, she writes, movements must be prepared to take power and govern together towards multifaceted ends, as "no one movement can win on its own." Urging social movements to crystallize the yes for which they're fighting (as opposed to simply resisting), Klein cites the Leap Manifesto in Canada and the Vision for Black Lives in the U.S. as examples of community-developed documents for building a new world. With a genuine sense of hope, Klein illuminates paths to collectively forge an ecologically sound, anticapitalist order.
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If you haven't read this book, you are almost already too late.
It pertains to the current situation like no other book that I have read.
Current politics in a book format.
If it was a potion from the Harry Potter books, it would be Liquid Luck.
Read it now, for a concise but global problem statement, and an account of the beginnings of a global solution.
Leap - read this
Essential political author Naomi Klein comes back with an eye opening and optimistic work on current affairs, exposing Trumpism's negative impacts on everything, but laying out a Leap manifesto to change everything for the better.