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All Is Not Lost by Alex Zamalin
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Apr 12, 2022 | ISBN 9780807006085

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“A [fiery], earnest effort to inspire progressives to regain the political initiative now apparently firmly in conservative hands.”
Kirkus Reviews

“In the wake of the wreckage of the Trump era and pandemic, relief is widespread, but so too is a sense of hopelessness. This book is a call to action, a must-read.”
—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Not “a Nation of Immigrants”: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion

“Many of these remarkable stories from our history will be new to readers—which is sad in a way, since they are important chapters that have been ignored (or erased). But it’s a joy in another way, because their fresh power will inspire many to action!”
—Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

“Pondering those who have resisted in our history, Alex Zamalin proposes, is the first step—after COVID and Donald Trump—to making sure that the center and right are not the only forces to reap the benefits of the ongoing American crisis. This is a thrilling read for our times.”
—Samuel Moyn, Yale University, author of Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War

“If, as Alex Zamalin says, ‘radical ideas are most palatable when they’re boldly announced and proudly defended in the mainstream,’ then this book will be their vehicle. All Is Not Lost is a visionary romp through the history we need for a transformational, just, and egalitarian politics. Vivid, inspiring, and accessible, this book gives us heroes who know that ‘to change what feels familiar, you have to make a scene.’ It should be read by everyone.”
—Bonnie Honig, Brown University, author of Shell-Shocked: Feminist Criticism After Trump

“In this place of darkness and disaster, Alex Zamalin gives us a guide to overcoming. Written with a great heart and a cool head, he maps what can, what should, be done to build a new world from the shards of the old. This is a call to change within our reach, a map to revolution in the everyday.”
—Anne Norton, University of Pennsylvania, author of Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire

“Filled with inspiring heroes and inspiriting examples, this appeal to make a better world offers an assertive call to seize the time. Combining ethics and idealism with grounded strategies for democratic mobilization, the book presents evocative and compelling guidance about how to organize and identifies ways to communicate without apology.”
—Ira Katznelson, author of When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America

Table Of Contents

Disasters Are Opportunities


Take Back the Streets

Patriotism Isn’t the Answer

Redefine Ideals to Meet Your Democratic Aspirations

Politicize Truth

Imagine Utopia

Question Elites

Make Peace

Build a Democratic Society


Make Political Art

Paint a Bloody Picture

Politicize Grief

Create a Counterculture

Revolutionize Identity

Make an Angry Spectacle

Embrace Interconnectedness

Embrace Participatory Democracy

Think Historically


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