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No Is Not Enough

Defeating the New Shock Politics
Narrated by: Brit Marling
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics
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Summary

Trump, as extreme as he is, is less an aberration than a logical conclusion - a pastiche of pretty much all the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half century. A one-man megabrand, with wife and children as spin-off brands....

Remember when it all seemed to be getting better? Before Trump happened? Naomi Klein, internationally acclaimed journalist, activist and best-selling author, shows us how we got to this surreal and dangerous place, how to stop it getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can make things better.

No Is Not Enough reveals, among other things, how Trump's election was not a peaceful transition but a corporate takeover, one using deliberate shock tactics to generate wave after wave of crises and force through radical policies that will destroy people, the environment, the economy and national security.

This audiobook is the tool kit for shock resistance, showing all of us how we can break Trump's spell and win the world we need. Don't let them get away with it.

©2017 Naomi Klein (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

Critic reviews

"Naomi is like a great doctor - she can diagnose problems nobody else sees." (Alfonso Cuarón)
"I count her among the most inspirational political thinkers in the world today." (Arundhati Roy)
"Naomi Klein as a writer is an accusing angel." (John Berger)

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A manifesto for the rest of my life...

Amazing, beautiful, an absolute must read/listen, if you have been looking for answers and direction in the apparently hopeless situation of big oil destruction/brexit/trump, then this is it, they go low we go high, always, let us leap towards a better future!

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A timely culmination of all of Klein's ideas

What was one of the most memorable moments of No Is Not Enough?

Too many to mention. It was a culmination of all Klein's ideas, perfectly summing up politics as it is now. It has certainly helped me to approach the disastrous election results with less trepidation and confusion. Showing that Trump is a symptom of the problems we have in the West as opposed to a freak result of an open democracy is crucial when it comes to making transformations for the future we want.

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If only she was more widely read, perhaps events like this could be avoided rather than us all retrospectively slapping her on the back for diagnosing our worsening problems

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A must read!

Perfectly narrated by Brit Marling, No Is Not Enough gives hope in what feels like a hopeless social, political, economic and environmental world.

For those who are new to Naomi Klien, this also acts as a concise summary of her other important works: No Logo, Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything.

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Eye opener

great and objective explanation - best part was offering solutions to the problems identified throughout the book giving cause for optimism in the future.

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A compelling survival guide!

An urgent timely handbook on resisting the neoliberal madness that will destroy the world as we know it! The chapter on the Standing Rock Sioux was very moving! Read and get on board, your children will thank you for it.

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Inspiring and brilliant.....

This book has taken my anger and despair, and transformed it, into not only optimistic hope, but, I now see how focused, intelligent action and organisation can and will not only defeat this greedy, self obsessed fool Trump and his like, but we are so close to potentially changing the entire planet and all its systems into a healthy, loving, creation of unlimited wonder.....we are limited only by our imaginations. I recommend Jiddu Krishnamurti to read alongside Niomi. The life force, i.e., love, is always more powerful than greed, which comes from ignorance and fear. Thanks young Miss Kline, you are a beautiful soul.
Peadar Sax, Belfast.

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A must read

A must read for any right leaning, daily mail reading individuals. This is a fantastic summary of all of Naomi's previous work, set against the back drop of the current political climate.

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Fab book

well researched, trustworthy and beautifully written.

I've read Naomi Klein a lot and this book was such a pleasure and so erudite and informative as with all the rest

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Very little substance, feelgood read

Very few facts. Mostly ideological. Compared to e.g. Chomsky, this is very very weak. Waste of my time. Finished it only because I paid for it.

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Depressing, realistic, educational, hopeful.

A very necessary call to (peaceful) arms. She ties in all the issues very well, helping us understand that the world is holistic and one thing naturally affects another. For good or for bad.

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  • 09-01-20

A good introduction to Naomi Klein's politics

A very good and concise introduction to Naomi Klein's interpretation of shock politics, climate change, capitalism, Trump, and what she believes is necessary to overcome these threats to society. Klein emphasises "evolution" over revolution and offers a plethora of examples of progressive movements that might make such an "evolution" possible, including, ironically, acclaiming the actions of governments of other countries - notably Germany's renewable energy system. Klein is not a Marxist, and it is on this point that this reader finds fault with her analysis. She is reluctant to mention the "s" word - socialism. Instead she develops an argument based on "fixing the system", "evolution" etc. and it leads her analysis into all sorts of vagueness and contradictions. Having said that, she is a fine researcher and compiler of working class events. This book is a clear and important introduction to anyone wanting to learn more about how capitalism, climate change, the far-right, and racism is destroying societies across the world, and some basic ideas (though, as I say vague and incomplete) on how we can fight against fsuch threats.

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  • 14-04-18

Engaging, but I was expecting more

Engaging, but I was expecting a bit more depth on the solution. the analysis and diagnosis of the problem is interesting and colorful.

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  • Marco
  • 20-08-17

great as usual

Trump presidency becomes the opportunity for a serious analysys on nowadays era and challenges faced by humanity