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Call Them by Their True Names

American Crises (and Essays)
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
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In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, Rebecca Solnit turns her attention to the war at home. This is a war, she says, "[W]ith so many casualties that we should call it by its true name, this war with so many dead by police, by violent ex-husbands and partners and lovers, by people pursuing power and profit at the point of a gun or just shooting first and figuring out who they hit later." 

To get to the root of these American crises, she contends that "[T]o acknowledge this state of war is to admit the need for peace", countering the despair of our age with a dose of solidarity, creativity, and hope.

©2018 Rebecca Solnit (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Carl Tippets
  • 06-10-2018

Worst read of the year

I thought the title was deceiving and I am sorry I bought this book. I am so tired of all the negative.

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