“This is one attempt to uncover how we got to this surreal political moment. It is also an attempt to predict how, under cover of shocks and crises, it could get a lot worse. And it’s a plan for how, if we keep our heads, we might just be able to flip the script and arrive at a radically better future.” — From the Introduction

Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. His reckless agenda—including a corporate coup in government, aggressive scapegoating and warmongering, and sweeping aside climate science to set off a fossil fuel frenzy—will generate waves of disasters and shocks to the economy, national security, and the environment.

“An ordinary person’s guide to hope. Read this book.”
Author, The End of Imagination
“Urgent, timely, and necessary.”
Institute Professor (Emeritus), MIT
“A compelling book we all need to read and act on . . . an essential handbook for all people, especially young people.”

Acclaimed journalist, activist, and bestselling author Naomi Klein has spent two decades studying political shocks, climate change, and “brand bullies.” From this unique perspective, she argues that Trump is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst, most dangerous trends of the past half-century—the very conditions that have unleashed a rising tide of white nationalism the world over. It is not enough, she tells us, to merely resist, to say “no.” Our historical moment demands more: a credible and inspiring “yes,” a roadmap to reclaiming the populist ground from those who would divide us - one that sets a bold course for winning the fair and caring world we want and need.

This timely, urgent book from one of our most influential thinkers offers a bracing positive shock of its own, helping us understand just how we got here, and how we can, collectively, come together and heal.


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“Naomi Klein is magnificent. She has forged a courageous coruscating counter-spell.”
Junot Díaz
Author, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
“Naomi Klein is one of the few revolutionary public intellectuals of great integrity and vision.”
Cornel West
Author, Race Matters
“Naomi Klein's books are ceaselessly illuminating, daring, and indispensable. As accessible as it is brilliant, No Is Not Enough is an essential blueprint for a worldwide counter-attack against right-wing corporate hegemony.”
Owen Jones
Author, The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It
“A genuine page-turner—highly engaging and provocative.”
Michelle Alexander
Author, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
“Essential and gripping . . . this is the book to read.”
Bill McKibben
Author, Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist
“An urgent intervention . . . a critical contribution to the developing opposition to Trump and the economic disorder that produced him.”
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Author, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
“Incites us brilliantly to stiffen our lip, to overcome . . . and to interweave our No with a programmatic Yes.”
Yanis Varoufakis
DiEM25 co-founder, Professor of Economic Theory, University of Athens
“A brilliant and layered analysis applied with lightning precision, and a compelling vision of the Yes to come.”
Eve Ensler
Author, In the Body of the World
“Naomi Klein constructs a common story that allows us to withstand the effects of being shocked. We can act upon that, with intelligence and happiness, to recover our world and the use of adjectives.”
Gael García Bernal
“Who better than Naomi to make sense of this madness, and help us find a way out? This book is a top-of-the-stack summer must-read.”
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