No Is Not Enough Themes

Klein, Naomi
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Embracing Intersectionality

In order to resist Trump's shock politics as the book's title suggests, Klein continuously stresses the importance of forming an intersectional alliance that actively addresses how individual movements - like the climate movement, women's rights, or Black Lives Matter - intersect with one another. This cooperative approach, according to Klein, will foster transformational change in the nation's aged institutions by challenging the racial and imperial blemishes buried in our history. Throughout the book, she beckons for a population curious about how "all these elements - race, gender, class, economics, history, culture - have intersected with one another to produce the current crisis" (98). Essentially, embracing an intersectional approach is rooted in the idea that all human life is sacred and equal, and thus, no one's problems are more important than anyone else's problems. An approach that includes all populations of oppressed peoples is important because that’s the...

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