Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

'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.

Our work is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Feel free to republish and share widely.

We've had enough. The 1% own and operate the corporate media. They are doing everything they can to defend the status quo, squash dissent and protect the wealthy and the powerful. The Common Dreams media model is different. We cover the news that matters to the 99%. Our mission? To inform. To inspire. To ignite change for the common good. How? Nonprofit. Independent. Reader-supported. Free to read. Free to republish. Free to share. With no advertising. No paywalls. No selling of your data. Thousands of small donations fund our newsroom and allow us to continue publishing. Can you chip in? We can't do it without you. Thank you.

UN Officials Warn of 'Record-Shattering Month' for Civilian Deaths in Yemen

Following deadly strikes by the Saudi-led coalition, Oxfam is calling on the U.N. Security Council to condemn attacks on Yemenis and to "inject new urgency" into peace talks.

Jessica Corbett ·

Experts Say Nuclear Energy as Climate Solution Is Total 'Fiction'

"The reality is nuclear is neither clean, safe, or smart; but a very complex technology with the potential to cause significant harm."

Jessica Corbett ·

Air and Water Under Threat as SCOTUS Targets Environmental Laws

"It seems like we have a new conservative supermajority on the court that is much more inclined to do a slash-and-burn expedition through our major environmental laws."

Julia Conley ·

'Historic Turning Point': Cuba Issues Plan for Vaccine Internationalism

"This lifesaving package," said the head of Progressive International's delegation to Cuba, exemplifies public health and science being "placed above private profit and petty nationalism."

Kenny Stancil ·

Fridays For Future Announces Global Climate Strike for March 25

"Join us for the Global Climate Strike as we demand policymakers and world leaders to prioritize #PeopleNotProfit!"

Common Dreams staff ·

Support our work.

We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values.
Direct to your inbox.

Subscribe to our Newsletter.

Common Dreams, Inc. Founded 1997. Registered 501(c3) Non-Profit | Privacy Policy
Common Dreams Logo