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Book Review: 'The Resistance Handbook: 45 Ways to Fight Trump"

In our current political culture, more and more people in the United States are getting involved in politics. People are writing to their politicians and running for office in record numbers in an effort to have their voices be heard in an era where they feel like they are not being heard. “The Resistance Handbook” was released at a crucial time where people in the United States are wanting to make a difference for themselves and others.

Released on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, “The Resistance Handbook: 45 Ways to Resist Trump” lists 45 ways to take political action in a time of turmoil. The book is organized into issues such as immigration, racism, and more that are so prevalent in today’s society. It specifies actions that can be taken in each issue category that will help citizens make a difference in any issues that are important to them.

While taking political action can seem like a daunting task, the book gives a variety of tasks that anyone can complete. Very few, if any, of the actions listed in the book require a large sum of money. Even though there are 45 actions and various issues, the book is organized in an efficient way so that readers can pick and choose the things that matter to them and can take action on what issues they most care about.

There is a section of the book that promotes liberal media. While it makes sense that it is in there since the authors (Markos Moulitsas and Michal Huttner) are founders of liberal media organizations, including a focus on this might be a turnoff for conservatives who are interested in what can be turned off from reading because of this. Also, it is important for people to get unbiased news, or at least look at both conservative AND liberal sides of a story.

“The Resistance Handbook” is available now where books are sold via Disruption Books.

Ashley Paskill

Ashley Paskill

Ashley Paskill is a journalism major at Temple University. She has written for a number of publications such as the Odyssey, Her Campus, and the Temple News. She is currently finishing up a semester internship at the Metro Philadelphia as an editorial internship. In her free time, she serves on the leadership at her church.