No Is Not Enough

No Is Not Enough

Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

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"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.
Publisher: New York :, Knopf Canada,, 2017
ISBN: 9780735274006
Characteristics: text file,rda
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lukasevansherman
Feb 15, 2018

The book that all your liberal friends will be reading over the next few months. A better subtitle might have been "Preaching to the Choir." I've followed Klein's work for years and think "The Shock Doctrine" is one of the most important political books of our time. Yet I found this, which admittedly is more tuned to the events of the past year and less research, to be a little underwhelming. Or, rather, I'm not sure who the audience is, other than liberals who already agree with most of what Klein says. StarGladiator and 1savvyvenus (see the first two comments) make some incoherent and unsubstantiated points, which would all do well to ignore. This could be a good gift for that cranky Republican in your life.

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tonyalanjeffers
Sep 09, 2017

You can read an excellent review of this book on the Real Change website; realchangenews.org just type 'No is Not Enough' in the search box.

Better than THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING because of its slimmer size and greatly reduced number of footnotes, NO IS NOT ENOUGH is an excellent, concise intro to Naomi Klein's published work. Trump is the personification of modern corporate theory on hollow companies and the primacy of branding, which Klein covered in her first book, NO LOGO. Trump also personifies Klein's SHOCK DOCTRINE, having stepped out from his father's shadow during the mid-'70s NYC financial crisis to buy the Commodore Hotel at a fire-sale price (and fleecing the city of many millions in tax revenue). What's best about NO IS NOT ENOUGH is how Klein keeps bringing the discussion back to neoliberalism. Both Democrats and Republicans govern in its thrall. It's the doctrine that markets are always right and the public sphere is better after it has been privatized and the more corporate-managed multilateral trade deals the better. It is a bankrupt ideology that gave us Trump who won by running against it, saying he was going to tear up NAFTA and declare China a currency manipulator on day one of his presidency. Nine months later voters in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin are still waiting.

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1Savvyvenus
Jun 18, 2017

You have got to be kidding me? The leftist ideology is killing this country. So blinded by fake news they are openly welcoming jihad into our country! Little do they know their immoral Godless heads will be the first to roll in the end.

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StarGladiator
Apr 10, 2017

[The day that Klein begins finally referring to the Bush Crime Family, and the Clinton Crime Family and the Trump Crime Family will be the day I would ever begin paying any attention to her.]
In the past I've considered Klein to be something of an uninforming lightweight, not given to providing much damning information. After her attacks on Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, I no longer even consider her that - - just a temporal honeypot, someone or group who wastes thoughtful people's time, or a redirection specialist, not worthy of attention [somewhat like Antonia Julasz, the oil company // activist \\ who NEVER, EVER names any names, doesn't believe such people as owners exist, and she surely will never acknowledge any!!!!].

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