Title: The Populist's Guide to 2020: A New Right and New Left are Rising
We are living through chaotic, nerve-wracking, and occasionally terrifying times, but we hope you will find this book both hopeful and helpful. Nothing has made us more hopeful than our work together on Rising, watching what unfolds, laughing at the absurdities, and joining in our outrage at the often bipartisan rituals of manipulating our fellow citizens and viewing them with contempt. People are often confused by our politics and how much we end up in agreement. Ultimately, we have largely different policy prescriptions and beliefs. However, we do share a central diagnosis of the rot in this country, of how we got to this place, and a deep skepticism of power. It's amazing how far you can get when you start in the same place with a shared understanding of reality. It's a hell of a lot further than the shallow, fake civility politics that the forces of the status-quo say you must embrace-'Keep quiet and hold still while they rip you to shreds.' We take the opposite view. Speak up. Make people uncomfortable. Don't let the "experts" convince you that better isn't possible.
- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Strong Arm Press (February 8, 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1947492454
- ISBN-13: 978-1947492455
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1
Author: Krystal Ball, Saagar Enjeti
I was actually given the name Krystal Ball by my parents-yes, they did that to me. My dad is a physicist and he did his dissertation on crystals-and, there you are! I grew up in rural King George County and had my own pet goats. Somehow or other, after my daughter Ella was born in 2008-I got the crazy idea to run for Congress-never having run for anything. Had the first millennial "social media" scandal of the modern political age so I had my fifteen minutes of fame and out of that came a career in cable news-turns out I had a lot to say about our politics. I moved to NYC for five years and had the privilege of co-hosting The Cycle on MSNBC, which was an amazing and unforgettable time in my life. I am now engaged in starting a grass roots revolution in the Democratic party to have ordinary people, teachers, firefighters, nurse aides, run for US Congress. The project is called The People's House Project. I now live in Louisville, Kentucky with my husband and three children, which is even more fun than having goats.