Journalist and author Naomi Klein is famous for her 2007 book, “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” The shock she explored there was the manipulation of international crisis situations to implement so-called neo-liberal, free market policies.
On a recent stop in Seattle, Klein considered another kind of shock. She read from her new book, “No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need.”
Klein then invited a special guest on stage, someone whose appearance had not been announced: Princeton professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, the author of “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.”
In a recent college commencement address, Taylor referred to President Donald Trump as a "racist, sexist megalomaniac.” When the quote made the rounds of news programs, Taylor experienced online harassment and death threats.
Due to those threats, she canceled a talk in Seattle late last month. Her friend Klein was glad to find a way for her to be heard.
This reading and discussion took place at The Neptune Theatre on June 22. Jennie Cecil Moore recorded the event.
Listen to the full version below: