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'No Is Not Enough': Naomi Klein's Anti-Trump Guide Becomes Best-Seller on First Day

New book calling for progressives to assert alternative vision to thwart Republican president finds hungry audience

Jon Queally

Offering a testament to the hunger for insight and guidance for understanding—and resisting—the presidency of Donald Trump, the newly-published book by journalist and progressive activist Naomi Klein surged to the top of Amazon's best-seller list on the day of its publication.

The book, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, was written in just a matter of months and reads like a primer and how-to manual for citizens living in the Trump era. Published in paperback, the 270-page book is an accessible read which draws on themes from Klein's previous and longer works, including This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, and No Logo.

Released officially on Tuesday in the United States, the book—which award-winning author Arundhati Roy calls "an ordinary person's guide to hope"—shot to the top of the U.S. politics best-seller list immediately.

Her book's essential argument, explains Klein in the introduction, "is that Trump, extreme as he is, is less an aberration than a logical conclusion—a pastiche of pretty much all the worst trends of the past half century." And her overarching message to those agitating against Trump is that to truly defeat the Republican cabal which he now leads, there must be not just a robust defensive strategy of defense, but the organized promotion of a positive, alternative vision.

"The world we need won't be won just by replacing the current occupant of the Oval Office," she writes. As the title succinctly reflects, in addition to the big "No" aimed at Trump, the movement opposed to him must formulated some even bigger "Yesses."

Already, it seems like a message with an eager audience.


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