A writer who has smartly been parsing out the lively, volatile times we are in and what might be done about them, first in his book Viking Economics, now with his new book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning (Melville House), George Lakey makes this welcome return to Elliott Bay. Published this past fall, this book has already gone into hands and been put to use. More for that in the times ahead.
“George Lakey’s Manual for Direct Action was literally a life saver for many during the height of the struggle for Black freedom and dignity in the 1960s. How We Win has arrived to us at another key moment in our human journey. It is a guide for our collective liberation, informed by decades of Professor Lakey’s ongoing research and teaching since the ‘60s. Following these steps will indeed help us achieve a more just and humane society.” —Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King.
“If you want to be a soldier, you can go to West Point. If you want to be a nonviolent 2change-maker—well, this is an awfully good place to start. George Lakey has been near the center of American resistance for decades, and so he has both remarkable stories and remarkable insights—not to mention some remarkable colleagues who add their perspective to this necessary manual!” —Bill McKibben.