“…an endlessly fascinating and unique guide to actually fighting to win.”Rabble.ca
Now here’s a book that’s meant to be used.
Beautiful Trouble is a terrific addition to Gene Sharp’s catalog of nonviolent tactics.
When someone whines about what they can possibly do if it’s really true that voting won’t fix everything, hand them this book. When someone proposes violence as the only serious option available, hand them this book.
A guide to activism that focuses on the serious moral case for fundamental change and on making it fun as hell.
A sophisticated tool for shaping strategies that are both uncompromising and welcoming of newcomers.
A book that practices what it preaches.
Even the familiar is so well presented and contextualized that people are likely to find new insights in what they thought they already knew.
Beautiful Trouble is not just a list of colorful actions. It analyzes the pros and cons, principles involved, potential dangers, and insidious tendencies. It gives detailed advice on how a tactic should be used most effectively.David Swanson, WarIsACrime.org & OpEd News
…a must-read for everyone who is working for a better world. It is rich with ideas, analyses and road maps.
…thoughtfully and respectfully addresses some very tough tactical issues that have stymied organizers for a long time.Gary Shaul, long-time organizer
Anyone who is interested in passionate, exciting, inspiring social movements should have a look.Inter Pares
A brilliant spark that will fly through the air and set the vapors of our insurrectionary imaginations alight.John Jordan, founder of Reclaim the Streets
Should be required reading in every classroom.Judith Molina, founder of the Living Theater
“Beautiful Trouble is essential reading for the socially engaged artist.”
“This is a “let’s do it” guide to action, an accessible and well-illustrated collection of strategies ideal for artists (and non-artists alike) who are willing to put themselves out there for the common good.”Ken Krafchek, Graduate Director, MFA in Community Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art