Carla Power with Shannon Foley Martinez
Time zones and busy schedules dictate this much-anticipated program with England-based journalist and author Carla Power be pre-recorded, streamed this evening on our Facebook channel. A National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize- finalist for her earlier book, If the Oceans Were Ink, she will discuss her all-too-timely new book, Home, Land, Security: Deradicalization and the Journey Back from Extremism (One World). Drawn from extensive research - and worked on from well before the 2020 U.S. elections and January 6, this book looks at the roots of radical political behavior, and how people are working to bring people back from that side of things.
“Deeply reported and ultimately optimistic . . . astounding . . . Power humanizes militant jihadists and offers insights into the forces that push people toward extremism. . . . Interweaving intimate character profiles and in-depth research, this is a nuanced look at a critical yet overlooked front in the fight against extremism.”—Publishers Weekly.
“Power’s exceptionally wide-ranging research persuaded her that Americans need to stop thinking about former militants in absolutist terms like ‘good and evil’ and to take a more nuanced approach to fostering their deradicalization and preventing the backsliding that may occur during long imprisonments. . . . This book is full of valuable insights into violent extremism . . . A provocative exploration of the appeal of terrorist groups and how to counter it effectively.”—Kirkus Reviews.
Joining Carla Power in conversation will be Shannon Foley Martinez, herself a former violent white supremacist, who now has two decades’ experience working to keep people from finding purpose in extremist ideologies and organizations.
The video from this pre-recorded program will go live on the Elliott Bay Book Company YouTube Channel on Wednesday, September 8th at 7 pm Pacific Time and may be viewed after that time. Registration is not necessary, but we encourage you to do so.