All Is Not Lost: 20 Ways to Revolutionize Disaster (MP3 CD)

All Is Not Lost: 20 Ways to Revolutionize Disaster By Alex Zamalin, Chris Baetens (Read by) Cover Image
By Alex Zamalin, Chris Baetens (Read by)
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From the climate apocalypse and COVID-19 to double-digit unemployment to Donald Trump and the rise of far-right white nationalists, disasters are everywhere we look. While these disasters often leave us feeling hopeless and withdrawn, scholar Alex Zamalin argues that pessimism cannot be the only response. Silence and inaction only perpetuate mass suffering and inequality. Instead, this book suggests that following every crisis there emerges new political opportunity for changing our politics and everyday lives. Blending intellectual history, biography, and political critique, Zamalin offers twenty specific lessons for our present moment, turning to moments in history to demonstrate how various figures in the past have successfully leveraged struggles into sources of political action and freedom. The lessons, on how to resist, organize, treat others, think politically, memorialize, dream, write, occupy, build, and act, all build toward one truth: though disaster is something we cannot prevent from arriving, we can control how we confront it and what we build in its place. Using examples from the seventeenth century to the present, All Is Not Lost reminds listeners to not back down in the face of crisis and offers radical lessons of continued resistance and movement building to create a successful progressive coalition.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781666613353
ISBN-10: 1666613355
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2022
Language: English