How to Escape the Present
Aschoff, Nicole M.http://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/08/naomi-klein-climate-change-donald-trump-bernie-sanders-neoliberalism
Date Written: 01/08/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21146
A review of Naomi Klein's book "No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need". Klein's focus is the global economy and the deeply flawed value system it creates, at the expense of people and the environment.
Excerpt: Naomi Klein understands this furious cry -- "No to the global elite!" "No to empty promises!" "No to the status quo!" -- better than most. She's been traveling the world, writing about struggles for peace and justice for decades. But Klein has a message for these protesters and for the millions more who are horrified by Trump and the landscape of greed, hate, and despair that brought him to power.
Klein's new book, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, responds to the kind of anger and frustration on display in Hamburg. It insists that fighting Trump requires more than negation: it requires perspective and organization, because Trump "is less an aberration than a logical conclusion -- a pastiche of pretty much all the worst trends of the past half century."