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Trump’s Shock Election Politics - And How To Fight What He Does Next

In the face of a global pandemic, we are once again seeing politicians, from President Trump to Jair Bolsonaro and beyond, using shock doctrine tactics to seize power for themselves and push through policies that systematically deepen inequality and destroy lives.

But in this perilous moment, with so much at stake for the future of our planet, we are seeing new forms of collective resistance gathering energy and momentum.

With the highly contested and U.S. election less than month away, join a conversation with Naomi Klein, author of The Shock DoctrineOn Fire, and No Is Not Enough, among other vital works, to discuss how to fight back against shock politics — and for a fundamentally different world.

In the face of these new power grabs by politicians and surveillance capitalists, we need to engage in the work of repair, reconstruction, and reimagination. We can’t go back to where we were before this crisis hit.


Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. She is Senior Correspondent for The Intercept, a Puffin Writing Fellow at Type Media Center and is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University.

Johann Hari is the author of two New York Times best-selling books, Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, and Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope, which was recently released in paperback.