Rules for Resistance: Advice from Around the Globe for the Age of Trump

DavidCole Melanie Wachtell Stinnett


Rules for Resistance: Advice from Around the Globe for the Age of Trump

Rules for Resistance: Advice from Around the Globe for the Age of Trump

  • Title: Rules for Resistance: Advice from Around the Globe for the Age of Trump
  • Author: DavidCole Melanie Wachtell Stinnett
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Paperback



Some of us have been here before Many people living today in America and around the world have direct experience with countries where an autocrat has seized control Others have seen charismatic, populist leaders come to power within democracies and dramatically change the rules of the road for the public, activists, and journalists alike In Rules for Resistance, writersSome of us have been here before Many people living today in America and around the world have direct experience with countries where an autocrat has seized control Others have seen charismatic, populist leaders come to power within democracies and dramatically change the rules of the road for the public, activists, and journalists alike In Rules for Resistance, writers from Russia, Turkey, India, Hungary, Chile, China, Canada, Italy, and elsewhere tell Americans what to expect under our own new regime, and give us guidance for living and for resisting in the Trump era.Advice includes being on the watch for the prosecution of political opponents, the use of libel laws to attack critics, the gutting of non partisan institutions, and the selective application of the law.A special section on the challenges for journalists reporting on and under a leader like Donald Trump addresses issues of free speech, the importance of press protections, and the critical role of investigative journalists in an increasingly closed society An introduction by ACLU legal director David Cole looks at the crucial role institutions have in preserving democracy and resisting autocracy.A chilling but necessary collection, Rules for Resistance distills the collective knowledge and wisdom of those who have seen this video before.


Recent Comments "Rules for Resistance: Advice from Around the Globe for the Age of Trump"

3.5 stars. I appreciated this collection of essays because I am not a political junkie and therefore not aware of how authoritarian populists have been dealt with elsewhere. In a weird way, it was heartening to know that Trump is not unique in the world, and I liked the essays that offered lessons rather than warnings. One disadvantage of this collection, however, is that many of the essays were originally published before Inauguration. Thankfully, some of the warnings have not borne out, but we [...]

Essays of advice from multiple sources all experienced in the ways & methods of recent authoritarian, populist demagogues in places such as Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Hungary, The Phillipines & China. Also recommendations for survival of the profession from journalists with similar exposure. Taken one source at a time, most of this advice seems cogent but so much advice, not always complimentary, makes one think of the axiom that goes: a person with a watch always knows the time but a p [...]

It's hard to say that I "liked" the book. I did appreciate the collection of essays that helped to put the election of Trump in perspective. The two biggest lessons I learned from this was not to let his supporters polarize us more and engage people with opposing political and ideological views in conversation without contempt.


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