9781982116781-1982116781-Politics Is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change

Politics Is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change

ISBN-13: 9781982116781
ISBN-10: 1982116781
Author: Hersh, Eitan
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Scribner
Format: Hardcover 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781982116781
ISBN-10: 1982116781
Author: Hersh, Eitan
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Scribner
Format: Hardcover 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hersh, Eitan wrote Politics Is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change comprising 288 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1982116781 and 9781982116781. Since then Politics Is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.13 or rent at the marketplace.

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A brilliant condemnation of political hobbyism—treating politics like entertainment—and a call to arms for well-meaning, well-informed citizens who consume political news, but do not take political action.

Who is to blame for our broken politics? The uncomfortable answer to this question starts with ordinary citizens with good intentions. We vote (sometimes) and occasionally sign a petition or attend a rally. But we mainly “engage” by consuming politics as if it’s a sport or a hobby. We soak in daily political gossip and eat up statistics about who’s up and who’s down. We tweet and post and share. We crave outrage. The hours we spend on politics are used mainly as pastime.

Instead, we should be spending the same number of hours building political organizations, implementing a long-term vision for our city or town, and getting to know our neighbors, whose votes will be needed for solving hard problems. We could be accumulating power so that when there are opportunities to make a difference—to lobby, to advocate, to mobilize—we will be ready. But most of us who are spending time on politics today are focused inward, choosing roles and activities designed for our short-term pleasure. We are repelled by the slow-and-steady activities that characterize service to the common good.

In Politics Is for Power, pioneering and brilliant data analyst Eitan Hersh shows us a way toward more effective political participation. Aided by political theory, history, cutting-edge social science, as well as remarkable stories of ordinary citizens who got off their couches and took political power seriously, this book shows us how to channel our energy away from political hobbyism and toward empowering our values.
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