- Published: 06/09/2018
- ISBN: 9781783784974
- 192 pages
Call Them by Their True Names
Beginning with the election of Donald Trump (“The Loneliest Man in the World”) and expanding back and forth into American history, surveillance, violence against the individual, the denormalizing of misogyny and the rehumanizing of public space. The ultimate focus of the book is climate and feminist activism, bringing Solnit’s trademark deep analysis to bear on a range of contemporary crises. And again, and spectacularly, she shows us how to hope.
Solnit's examination of our politics' inner life has allowed us to see the flows beneath the flotilla, the forest and the trees together at once. It has equipped us to make demands in accordance with the length and magnitude of the fights we have ahead. And it assures us that we are never, ever acting alone
Stephanie Sy-Quia, Review 31
Solnit should be read by anyone with an interest in where we find ourselves and what direction we could be headed... A clear brook of reasoning in the opinionated deluge of calumny that makes up many of our debates
NJ McGarrigle, Irish Times
'[A] vibrantly resisting work, that calls out euphemism ("climate change" should be "climate violence")
Book of the Year selected by Robert Macfarlane, Guardian
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