Necessary Trouble

Necessary Trouble

Americans in Revolt

Book - 2016
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We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political engagement and social activism, among them the growth of the Tea Party, BlackLivesMatter, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders. Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans become activists. Americans, regardless of political alignment, are boldly challenging who wields power in this country, and are poised to permanently remake politics as we know it.
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781568585369
1568585365
Branch Call Number: 303.484097 J1807N 2016
Characteristics: xi, 338 pages ; 25 cm

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waromano
Dec 06, 2016

Jaffe's work should be mandatory textbook in all American high schools. Over and over, episodes and movements are described in best detail possible, giving the reader a full view of what is happening in society, mostly since the financial crisis of 2008.
I share the other commentator to date (stargladiator) frustration of what this book may provide for change in society. In essence it's a description of events - not the start of a new political party. Thoughts to ponder, nonetheless.

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StarGladiator
Aug 23, 2016

This isn't a bad book, and it is interesting, but what does it really say? What have these social movements actually accomplished?
Inexplicably to me, the two worst possible candidates, the ultimate bankers' choice, Hillary Rodham Clinton [the Rothschild banking family now has thrown three - - that's THREE - - fundraisers for her, and the top hedge fund, Renaissance Technologies, recently penalized on a tax avoidance scam with Deutsche Bank, is her top donor], and the quintessential sleazy landlord, Donald Trump, are the presential candidates - - somebody want to call that progress?
A mental panacea? I'm not sure Jaffe really adds to the social conversation, just points out the obvious?

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