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Prisms of the People
Power & Organizing in Twenty-First-Century America (Chicago Studies in American Politics)
Explore the power of grassroots organizing and collective action in American democracy with Prisms of the People. Delve into the factors that make successful movements and discover how they can transform participation into political power, just as prisms transform white light into rainbows. With data from six movement organizations, this book sheds light on why some movements triumph while others falter. Linking strong scholarship to a deep understanding of the needs and outlook of activists, Prisms of the People is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding how grassroots groups achieve their goals.
Great book! – source
This inspiring memoir follows the journey of the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, as she overcomes isolation and turns her disability into an opportunity for innovation. From facing off against a bull she couldn't see to helping build a school in Mali, Haben pioneers her way through obstacles and develops a text-to-braille communication system that creates an exciting new way to connect with people. Her many adventures range from the hair-raising to the hilarious, and her uplifting story is a testament to determination and finding connection.
Great book. Great inspiration! – source
Also recommended byShoshana Weissmann
The Fall of Wisconsin
The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics
The Fall of Wisconsin exposes the systematic dismantling of laws protecting the environment, labor unions, voting rights, and public education in Wisconsin. This deeply reported, searing account tells the story of how the state's progressive tradition was undone by national conservatives. But it's not just a tale of despair; it's also about the incredible battles fought by ordinary citizens who strive to reclaim Wisconsin's progressive legacy.
Not ashamed to admit my biased view that this book is a must read if you want to better understand what we’ve been going through in Wisconsin. Hope @dankaufman70 is getting ready for a sequel after we turn this ship around! #wiunion – source
A thought-provoking New York Times Bestseller that challenges traditional economic thinking and proposes a bold new understanding for creating a just and prosperous society. Stephanie Kelton's Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has the potential to transform how we deal with crucial issues such as poverty, inequality, healthcare, and climate change. Kelton expertly dismantles common myths surrounding deficits, showing how MMT can shift the focus towards broader economic and social benefits. Through innovative thinking about money, taxes, and deficit spending, Kelton offers a new vision for how to responsibly allocate resources, opening up a world of opportunity for society.
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