You're More Powerful than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen

You're More Powerful than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen

Is this the America you want? If not, here's how to claim the power to change your country.We are in an age of epic political turbulence in America. Old hierarchies and institutions are collapsing. From the election of Donald Trump to the upending of the major political parties to the spread of grassroots movements like Black Lives Matter and $15 Now, people across the cou...

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Title:You're More Powerful than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen
Author:Eric Liu
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ISBN:161039707X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages

You're More Powerful than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen Reviews

  • Kathy Duffy
    Apr 11, 2017
    Wow! Seriously this should be required reading for every high school and college student.... this is so much more relevant than what I was taught in civics class. It uses current problems in American Society such as more than half of the federal tax breaks flow to the wealthiest 5 per cent or the va...
  • Rachel Parrott
    Apr 04, 2017
    Liu provides an examination of power, its nature and how to use it. As he goes through many aspects of power and how it works, many real life examples are provided to illustrate that indeed "You're More Powerful than You Think."My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads....
  • Melissa
    Apr 11, 2017
    Political tension and uncertainty can produce feelings of helplessness amid injustice and dramatic change. While such thinking is understandable, Eric Liu (A Chinaman's Chance) presents effective strategies for individuals and groups to harness their potential by amplifying their voices and elevatin...
  • Robert Wechsler
    Apr 12, 2017
    An excellent, readable book about power: how we think of it, what it actually is, and how we can wield it. This book is designed to close the gap between the rhetoric of revolution and the actual changes in values, systems, habits, and skills that are needed. Liu's goal is to help people make better...
  • Bianca
    Apr 07, 2017
    I know Eric is describing this book as a guide to citizen power but I think it's better described as a framework for thinking about organizing. If you're one of those people who freaked out after Trump and are looking to get involved but have clue how, this book is a great starter kit. Three things ...
  • R
    Apr 15, 2017
    An interesting take on framing, creating a narrative, and resource organizing that indirectly draws on the existing scholarship on social movements. The author has a distinct liberal-leaning background but valiantly attempts to incorporate case studies from across the ideological spectrum to show th...
  • Colleen
    Apr 15, 2017
    A clear, accessible, and inspiring primer on community and political organizing, outlining the ways that citizens can create change even when the odds seem stacked against them....