|By (author):||Klein, Naomi|
|Subject:||HISTORY / General|
|POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch|
|POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies|
|Publisher:||Knopf Random Vintage Canada|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.62in|
|From The Publisher*||"Trump is extreme but he's not a Martian. He is the logical conclusion of many of the most dangerous trends of the past half-century. He is the personification of the merger of humans and corporations--a one-man megabrand, with wife and children as spin-off brands. This book is to help understand 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 and seize the opportunity to make things a whole lot better in a time of urgent need. A tool-kit for shock-resistance." --from the Introduction|
The election of Donald Trump produced a frightening escalation in a world of cascading crises. The Trump Administration's vision--the deconstruction of the welfare and regulatory state, the unleashing of a fossil fuel frenzy (which requires the sweeping aside of climate science) and an all-out attack on vulnerable communities under the guise of a war on crime and terrorism--will generate wave after wave of crises and shocks around the world, to the economy, to national security, to the environment.
In No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein embraces a lively conversation with the reader to expose the forces behind Trump's success and explain why he is not an aberration but the product of our time--Reality TV branding, celebrity obsession and CEO-worship, Vegas and Guantanamo, fake news and vulture bankers all rolled into one. And she shares a bold vision, a clear-eyed perspective on how to break the spell of his shock tactics, counter the rising chaos and divisiveness at home and abroad, and win the world we need.
|Review Quote*||Praise for No is Not Enough:|
"Naomi Klein is magnificent, and in No Is Not Enough, she has forged a courageous coruscating counter-spell against the hegemonic nightmare that, if left unchecked, will devour us all."
-Junot Díaz, author, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
"Naomi Klein is a critically important thought-leader in these perilous times, a necessary voice as a courageous movement of movements rises from the ashes of the last election cycle. No Is Not Enough tells a compelling story about where we are, how we got here, and what we should do now. The book is a genuine page-turner-highly engaging and provocative-and provides a fascinating lens through which we can view our current moment. Klein is not preaching to the choir, but framing the moment, connecting necessary dots, and outlining the challenge that lies ahead in clear terms that anyone can understand."
-Michelle Alexander, author, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
"Naomi Klein is one of the few revolutionary public intellectuals of great integrity and vision. This new book confirms her crucial relevance and essential pertinence."
-Cornel West, author, Race Matters
"Urgent, timely, and necessary."
-Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor (Emeritus), MIT
"If you're wondering how Naomi Klein has managed to produce an essential and gripping book so early in the Trump presidency, it's because she's spent her whole intellectual life preparing for just this moment. Trump is the ultimate logo. Every day we watch him try to exploit yet another shock to the system. So this is the book to read-not just the first word on Trump, but in powerful ways the last word as well."
-Bill McKibben, author, Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist
"Naomi Klein has written an ordinary person's guide to hope. Read this book."
-Arundhati Roy, author, The End of Imagination
"Saying No to their shock doctrine is essential but insufficient. Naomi Klein's new book incites us brilliantly to stiffen our lip, to overcome quickly their calculated shocks, and to interweave our No with a programmatic Yes. It is a manual for emancipation by means of the only weapon we have against orchestrated misanthropy: constructive disobedience."
-Yanis Varoufakis, DiEM25 co-founder, Professor of Economic Theory, University of Athens
"Naomi Klein shows us that the monstrosity of Donald Trump has not occurred in a vacuum but is the culmination of decades of unchecked economic inequality, racism, militarism, and war. As the shock of Trump as president gives way to anger and the determination to fight, No Is Not Enough makes an urgent intervention in emerging movements. It will take more than ‘resistance' to beat Trumpism. We need history, politics, strategy, and, most importantly, the optimism that another world is possible. Klein has made a critical contribution to the developing opposition to Trump and the economic disorder that produced him."
-Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
"Naomi Klein's books are ceaselessly illuminating, daring, and indispensable. As accessible as it is brilliant, No Is Not Enough is an essential blueprint for a worldwide counter-attack against right-wing corporate hegemony."
-Owen Jones, author, The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It
"From No Logo to The Shock Doctrine to This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein's books have charted the harmful impact of surging corporate power on culture, jobs, peace, and the planet. In our current hellish situation, who better than Naomi to make sense of this madness, and help us find a way out? This book is a top-of-the-stack summer must-read."
-Michael Stipe, musician
"No Is Not Enough is Naomi Klein 2.0. It is the accumulation of years of brilliant and layered analysis applied with lightning precision to an understanding of how we got to Trump, and how we can use this moment to bring about another system and world. It is a potent stand for No-and a compelling vision of the Yes to come."
-Eve Ensler, author, In the Body of the World
"Naomi Klein has written a compelling book that we all need to read and act on. No Is Not Enough is an essential handbook for all people, especially young people, who want to understand the economic, social, and political forces that produced the current crisis we are facing-and how we can effectively organize to win a better world."
-Danny Glover, actor
"Naomi Klein constructs a common story that allows us to sustain the effects of being shocked. We can act upon that, with intelligence and happiness, to recover our world and the use of adjectives."
-Gael García Bernal, actor
|Biographical Note||NAOMI KLEIN is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and author of the international bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and most recently This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent. In 2016 she was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize, for, according to the prize jury, "exposing the structural causes and responsibility for the climate crisis, for inspiring us to stand up locally, nationally and internationally to demand a new agenda for sharing the planet that respects human rights and equality, and for reminding us of the power of authentic democracy to achieve transformative change and justice."|