Book Reviews Archives - Page 2 of 5 - Jane McAlevey

In These Times Magazine’s New Guide to the Guide’s for the Resistance Puts No Shortcuts on the Short List

Kate Aronoff is recommending No Shortcuts for the second time since my new book was published (she did an interview that is also on this website somewhere!). Aronoff offers a concise and smart discussion in her full article, which I recommend reading. Near the end, she says, “In part thanks to the Sanders campaign, this next Left is more explicitly interested in electoral politics, and in finding a synergy between the barricades and the ballot box. Read More

No Shortcuts Makes a Terrific New “Recommended Reading” List in Paste Magazine!

The article is called, These are the Seven Books You Need to Understand (and Fight) the Age of Trump. About my book, the author starts with: “Imagine if you didn’t know how to play basketball, and all anyone told you was “pick and roll!” For someone new to political work, this is what the calls to “get organized” can sometimes feel like. Read More

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A Really Thoughtful Book Review Just in From Australia

“Organising”, says Jane McAlevey, “is fundamentally about having hard conversations with people and not running away from hard issues.” Her latest book, No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, is true to this sentiment. In it, McAlevey outlines a critique of most contemporary union campaigning, using case studies and other analysis to argue in favour of a deeper and more rigorous approach to organising. Read More