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Yeses > Reviews
Its as if Alex Garland
has taken Naomi Klein on holiday
part historian, [Kingsnorths] voice is accessible,
impassioned and persuasive.
Kingsnorth's reportage dispels
once and for all the myth that only the white middle
classes are upset at the WTO . . . Recommended.
both a travel
book and a manifesto for worldwide economic resistance.
‘Even fans of globalisation should
read his vivid reports, full of quirky detail.’
his optimism is
stirring and persuasive
This gripping, highly personable
travelogue is essential reading for anyone who wants
to get up to speed with the growing social-justice movement.
As much a travel book as a manifesto,
Kingsnorths take on the politics of resistance
is engaging, offering not only criticism of the way
things are but expressing a vision of how they might
‘He shows, in vivid, knowledgeable
reportage, that the alternatives to the prevailing world
order are out there, and growing in support.’
An enlightening guide to the
ragbag of anti-globalisation movements.
Reading One No, Many Yeses reminded
me of John Reed's classic reportage from the Russian
and Mexican revolutions a century ago. Not least because
Kingsnorth's book begins with the Zapatistas coming
out of the Mexican jungles to declare bankrupt the inheritors
of the old Mexican revolution. Can the new movement
do better? We shall see, but its literature is starting
to shape up quite well.
'This is a brilliant and inspiring
book. For once, the hype is matched by the product ...
Buy this book - it is a damned good read and a real
eye-opener on what is happening in corners of the world
which otherwise receive little exposure.'
The kind of book your parents
should read. Here, mum, this explains everything.
And its got a plot!
Even for world
weary activists, who have long accepted the iniquities
of the neo-liberal agenda, One No Many Yeses is still
a generous and human adventure.
journalism of the highest order.
Fourth World Review
Paul Kingsnorth is exactly the
kind of troublemaker the world needs
Many Yeses comes closer to defining the global resistance
movement than any book yet, and to conveying the enormous
passion, pain, and human warmth upon which this movement
rests. There is unlikely to be a more important book
for the green movement released this year.
Earth Island Journal (US)
A dizzying whirlwind tour of
movements across the continents
a real appreciation of the multifaceted nature of the
To his great credit, Kingsnorth affirms
that the movement goes far beyond the headline-grabbing
actions of First World protesters.
Green Left Weekly (Australia)
Socialist Workers Party