February 13, 2017

Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

Sarah Jaffe of The Nation looks at the grassroot movements rocking the American political discourse on both the left and right during the past decade.

With on the ground accounts of these movements, from Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, to BlackLivesMatter, Jaffe takes us closer to the movements that helped rise Bernie Sanders against the Democratic Party machine to the rebellion against the Republican establishment that carried Donald Trump to the White House.

I won't call it essential reading, it is a good overview of some of the movements responding to corruption in Washington and on Wall Street.

The book can be borrowed from the Hamilton Public Library.