New Arrivals · Politics

September 21, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The instinct for cooperation : a graphic novel conversation with Noam Chomsky

September 20, 2018
Wilson, Jeffrey, 1977- author.
New York, NY : Seven Stories Press, [2018]
112 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Human nature and cooperation -- Tucson knows all about that (Featuring interviews with Curtis A., René M., and Alanna C). -- Democracy and Sproul Plaza -- The people's library (Featuring interviews with Zachary L. and Jaime T.) -- Barcelona to Greensboro -- Student loan debt (Featuring an interview with professor George Caffentzis) -- Solidarity.

The field of blood : violence in Congress and the road to civil war

September 19, 2018
Freeman, Joanne B., 1962- author.
©2018
xvii, 450 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Fallout : conspiracy, cover-up, and the deceitful case for the atomic bomb

September 19, 2018
Watson, Peter, 1943- author.
©2018
423 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Preface--Cover-up: 'When the righteous sin' -- PART ONE: Incognito: Klaus Fuchs and Niels Bohr. Zigzag -- PART TWO: The overestimate of the Germans. The taste of fear : the menace of fission ; The beginnings of a 'strategic game' ; Struggles over secrecy ; The midwives ; The strategic sabotage of heavy water ; The first glimpses of Germany's nuclear secrets ; The 'crown jewel' of secrets ; Intelligence blackout : the fatal mistake ; Fall out ; 'Hard evidence' of Soviet spying ; The secret agenda of General Groves ; The Bohr scare ; A vital clue vanishes ; 'Don't bother me with your scruples' : the loss of innocence ; The claws of the bear -- PART THREE: Lives in parallel: Niels Bohr and Klaus Fuchs ; The little fox ; Lunch in the Supreme Court ; 'The mission he had been waiting for' ; A president 'eager for help' ; The letter from Moscow ; The Prime Minister's mistake ; The bomb in trouble : mistakes at Los Alamos ; The President's mistake -- PART FOUR: The underestimate of the Russians. Bohr and Stalin ; Fuchs : shining in the shadows.
"The justification for the atomic bomb was simple: it would defeat Hitler and end the Second World War faster, saving lives. The reality was different. [This book] dismantles the conventional story of why the atom bomb was built. Peter Watson has found new documents showing that long before the Allied bomb was operational, it was clear that Germany had no atomic weapons of its own and was not likely to. The British knew this, but didn't share their knowledge with the Americans, who in turn deceived the British about the extent to which the Soviets had penetrated their plans to build and deploy the bomb. The dark secret was that the bomb was dropped not to decisively end the war in the Pacific but to warn off Stalin's Russia, still in principle a military ally of the US and Britain. It did not bring a hot war to an abrupt end; instead it set up the terms for a Cold one to begin. Moreover, none of the scientists recruited to build the bomb had any idea that the purpose of the bomb had been secretly changed and that Russian deterrence was its new objective. Fallout vividly reveals the story of the unnecessary building of the atomic bomb, the most destructive weapon in the world, and the long-term consequences that are still playing out to this day."--Dust jacket.

Leadership in turbulent times

September 19, 2018
Goodwin, Doris Kearns, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
xvi, 473 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Part 1. Ambition and the recognition of leadership. Abraham: "Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition" ; Theodore: "I rose like a rocket" ; Franklin: "No, call me Franklin" ; Lyndon: "A steam engine in pants" -- Part 2. Adversity and growth. Abraham Lincoln: "I must die or be better" ; Theodore Roosevelt: "The light has gone out of my life" ; Franklin Roosevelt: "Above all, try something" ; Lyndon Johnson: "The most miserable period of my life" -- Part 3. How they led: man and the times. Transformational leadership: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation ; Crisis management: Theodore Roosevelt and the Coal Strike ; Turnaround leadership: Franklin Roosevelt and the Hundred Days ; Visionary leadership: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights -- Epilogue: Of death and legacy.
"In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration into the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man? In Leadership in Turbulent Times, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely--Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)--to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders..."--Provided by publisher.

Identity : the demand for dignity and the politics of resentment

September 18, 2018
Fukuyama, Francis, author.
© 2018.
xvii, 218 pages ; 22 cm
The politics of dignity -- The third part of the soul -- Inside and outside -- From dignity to democracy -- Revolutions of dignity -- Expressive individualism -- Nationalism and religion -- The wrong address -- Invisible man -- The democratization of dignity -- From identity to identities -- We the people -- Stories of peoplehood -- What is to be done?
"In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were in decay, as the state was progressively captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatened to destabilize the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to 'the people,' who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole. Demand for recognition of one's identity is a master concept that unifies much of what is going on in world politics today. The universal recognition on which liberal democracy is based has been increasingly challenged by narrower forms of recognition based on nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, or gender, which have resulted in anti-immigrant populism, the upsurge of politicized Islam, the fractious 'identity liberalism' of college campuses, and the emergence of white nationalism. Populist nationalism, said to be rooted in economic motivation, actually springs from the demand for recognition and therefore cannot simply be satisfied by economic means. The demand for identity cannot be transcended; we must begin to shape identity in a way that supports rather than undermines democracy. Identity is an urgent and necessary book―a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continuing conflict."--Adapted from dust jacket.

One person, no vote : how voter suppression is destroying our democracy

September 18, 2018
Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine), author.
©2018
xi, 271 pages ; 24 cm
A history of disfranchisement -- Voter ID -- Voter roll purge -- Rigging the rules -- The Resistance -- At the crossroads of half slave, half free.
Chronicles the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the Supreme Court's 2013 Shelby ruling, which allowed districts to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.

We are not yet equal : understanding our racial divide

September 18, 2018
Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine), author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"We are not equal is a young adult adaptation of White rage by Carol Anderson, first published in 2016 by Bloomsbury USA." --title verso page.

The pull of politics : Steinbeck, Wright, Hemingway and the left in the late 1930s

September 17, 2018
Cohen, Milton A., author.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2018]
ix, 373 pages ; 24 cm
"John Steinbeck, Richard Wright, and Ernest Hemingway shared two significant similarities in the late 1930s. First, they wrote the most important American novels of 1939 and 1940: The Grapes of Wrath, Native Son, and For Whom the Bell Tolls, novels that enjoyed enormous critical acclaim and popular success. Second, they had recently gravitated to the Left or were already residing there when they wrote these novels, and their political commitment directly informed their fiction"-- Provided by publisher.

Fear : Trump in the White House

September 14, 2018
Woodward, Bob, 1943- author.
©2018
xxii, 420 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president's first years in office.

Positive populism : revolutionary ideas to rebuild economics security, family, and community in America

September 14, 2018
Hilton, Steve, author.
©2018
223 pages ; 22 cm
The populist economy -- Security -- Opportunity -- Fairness -- The populist society -- Family -- Community -- Country -- The populist government -- Local -- Entrepreneurial -- Accountable.
"The elites still can't believe Donald Trump won or that Britain voted for Brexit. But what's next for the populist revolution and for the people who believe in it? Fox News host and former government insider Steve Hilton shows how populism can be a positive force for improving lives, with revolutionary ideas to restore the economic security that working Americans once took for granted, and rebuild the ties of family, community and nation that have been ripped apart by decades of policies that favored big government, big business, and the powerful. Recounting his own journey from immigrant roots to the heart of power - and his deeply personal battles with the permanent bureaucracy once there - Hilton vividly describes the scale of change that's needed if the true promise of the populist revolution is to be delivered, including: -An unprecedented assault on centralized government and the administrative state to make sure 'Drain The Swamp' is not just a slogan -A completely fresh approach to jobs, schools and skills so every working American can live on what they earn -Practical steps to reverse the disaster of family breakdown so that every child can be raised in a stable, loving home -Ideas to revitalize our communities by giving citizens real control. Whether by challenging the excess power of corporations in our economy or the corrupt influence of donors and lobbyists in our government, the ideas in this book echo the intent of America's founders by taking power from the ruling class and putting it in the hands of the people. For too long, populism has been defined by those who despise it. By focusing on what populism is for, and not just what it's against, Hilton provides a coherent philosophy and practical blueprint for how the movement can have an impact beyond one election cycle, and in people's everyday lives. That's Positive Populism."--Inside dust jacket.

Days of hate. Act one

September 14, 2018
Kot, Ales, 1986- author.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, [2018]
1 volume : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in single magazine form as Days of hate #1-6.
"The United States of America, 2022. This is a story of a war. The loss that ripped them apart drove Huian into the arms of the police state and Amanda toward a guerrilla war against the white supremacy. Now they meet again." --Back cover

The sky is falling : how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism

September 13, 2018
Biskind, Peter, author.
©2018
252 pages ; 24 cm
part I: Winter has come: Apocalypse now ; Bleeding hearts ; Doing the right thing -- part II: Who'll stop the rain? ; Gone fishin' ; Coming apart ; Draining the swamp -- part III: Breaking bad ; The silence of the lambs ; Beauty in the beast ; License to kill -- part IV: Heaven can't wait: What a piece of work was man ; Anywhere but here ; No exit.

1968 : today's authors explore a year of rebellion, revolution, and change

September 13, 2018
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
ix, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
January-March: Nightly news, winter / by Elizabeth Partridge ; Biker's ed / by Paul Fleischman ; The Red Guard / by Leonore Look ; The student view from Paris / by Kate MacMillan -- April-June: Nightly news, spring / by Elizabeth Partridge ; The death of the dream / by Kekla Magoon ; The wrong side of history / by Laban Carrick Hill ; Gym crow / by Jennifer Anthony ; Robert F. Kennedy / by Mark Kuriansky -- July-September: Nightly news, summer / by Elizabeth Partridge ; People, get ready / by Susan Campbell Bartoletti ; Prague spring / by Mark Kuriansky ; Running with sharp schticks / by David Lubar -- October-December: Nightly news, fall / by Elizabeth Partridge ; Student sacrifices / by Omar Figueras ; Running into history / by Jim Murphy ; The code wars / by Loree Griffin Burns ; Douglas Engelbart / by Marc Aronson.
"Nineteen sixty-eight was a pivotal year that grew more intense with each day. As thousands of Vietnamese and Americans were killed in war, students across four continents took over colleges and city streets. Assassins murdered Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy. Demonstrators turned out in Prague and Chicago, and in Mexico City, young people and Olympic athletes protested. In those intense months, generations battled and the world wobbled on the edge of some vast change that was exhilarating one day and terrifying the next. To capture that extraordinary year, editors Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti created an anthology that showcases many genres of nonfiction. Some contributors use a broad canvas, others take a close look at a moment, and matched essays examine the same experience from different points of view. As we face our own moments of crisis and division, 1968 reminds us that we've clashed before and found a way forward -- and that looking back can help map a way ahead."-- Publisher's website.

Outside the wire : ten lessons I've learned in everyday courage

September 13, 2018
Kander, Jason, author.
©2018
xxv, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Experience is good, but perspective is golden -- Politics is a profession practiced entirely by amateurs -- Hustle and be humble -- Never lose your inner chinstrap -- Keep it real -- Politics can be completely absurd ; deal with it -- "You live your life with your friends [and family], not your accomplishments" -- Be willing to fail ... publicly -- Make your argument -- "Something's happening here" (in America).
"Barack Obama has called Jason Kander the future of the Democratic Party. A former Army Captain who served in Afghanistan, Kander was the first millennial ever elected to statewide office. Today, he is the founder and president of Let America Vote, and a bold new voice in American politics. In OUTSIDE THE WIRE, Jason Kander writes candidly about his life, from joining the military following 9/11, to launching his first political campaign, to becoming the next step in the evolution of the Democratic Party following the 2016 presidential election. Kander's signature outspoken voice is on full display as he guides readers through his own journey from soldier to politician, detailing -- often with a dose of humor -- the lessons he's learned along the way. OUTSIDE THE WIRE is an inspiring and entertaining argument for a life of service, as well as a hopeful vision of America's future as seen through the eyes of one of its most dedicated citizens." -- Publisher's annotation.

Every man a king : a short, colorful history of American populists

September 11, 2018
Stirewalt, Chris, author.
©2018
210 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Ideas with consequences : the Federalist Society and the conservative counterrevolution

September 10, 2018
Hollis-Brusky, Amanda, author.
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
xii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Understanding Federalist Society network influence -- Part I. The state exists to preserve freedom -- The right of the people to keep and bear arms : lost and found -- 3. Judicial Activism, Inc. : the First Amendment, campaign finance, and Citizens United -- Part II. The separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution -- Federalism and the commerce power : returning to "first principles" -- 5. State sovereignty and the Tenth Amendment : the anti-commandeering doctrine -- Part III. It is emphatically the province and duty of the Judiciary Branch to say what the law is, not what it should be -- 6. Saying what the law is : the Federalist Society and the conservative counterrevolution -- Epilogue : an agenda for future research : looking back, looking forward.
"There are few intellectual movements in American political history more successful than the Federalist Society. Created in 1982 to counterbalance what its founders considered a liberal legal establishment, the organization has now become the conservative legal establishment, and membership is all but required for any conservative lawyer who hopes to enter politics or the judiciary. It can claim 40,000 members, including four Supreme Court Justices, dozens of federal judges, and every Republican attorney general since its inception. But its power goes even deeper. In Ideas with Consequences, Amanda Hollis-Brusky, an expert on conservative legal movements, provides the first ever comprehensive documentation of how the Federalist Society exerts its influence. Drawing from a huge trove of documents, transcripts, and interviews, she presents a series of important legal questions and explains how the Federalist Society managed to revolutionize the jurisprudence for each one. Many of these questions--including the powers of the federal government, the individual right to bear arms, and the parameters of corporate political speech--had long been considered settled. But the Federalist Society was able to upend the existing conventional wisdom, promoting constitutional theories that had previously been dismissed as ludicrously radical. Hollis-Brusky argues that the Federalist Society offers several of the crucial ingredients needed to accomplish this constitutional revolution. It serves as a credentialing institution for conservative lawyers and judges, legitimizes novel interpretations of the constitution through a conservative framework, and provides a judicial audience of like-minded peers, which prevents the well-documented phenomenon of conservative judges turning moderate after years on the bench. Through these functions, it is able to exercise enormous influence on important cases at every level. With unparalleled research and analysis of some of the hottest political and judicial issues of our time, Ideas with Consequences is the essential guide to the Federalist Society at a time when its power has broader implications than ever"-- Provided by publisher.

Contempt : a memoir of the Clinton investigation

September 7, 2018
Starr, Kenneth, 1946- author.
New York, NY : Sentinel, [2018]
xiv, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Twenty years after the Starr Report and the Clinton impeachment, former special prosecutor Ken Starr finally shares his definitive account of one of the most divisive periods in American history. You could fill a library with books about the scandals of the Clinton administration, which eventually led to President Clinton's impeachment by the House of Representatives. Bill and Hillary Clinton have told their version of events, as have various journalists and participants. Whenever liberals recall those years, they usually depict independent counsel Ken Starr as an out-of-control, politically driven prosecutor. But as a New York Times columnist asked in 2017, "What if Ken Starr was right?" What if the popular media in the 1990s completely misunderstood Starr's motives, his tactics, and his ultimate goal: to ensure that no one, especially not the president of the United States, is above the law? Starr--the man at the eye of the hurricane--has kept his unique perspective to himself for two full decades. In this long-awaited memoir, he finally sheds light on everything he couldn't tell us during the Clinton years, even in his carefully detailed "Starr Report" of September 1998. Contempt puts you, the reader, into the shoes of Starr and his team as they tackle the many scandals of that era, from Whitewater to Vince Foster's death to Travelgate to Monica Lewinsky. Starr explains in vivid detail how all those scandals shared a common thread: the Clintons' contempt for our system of justice. This book proves that Bill and Hillary Clinton weren't victims of a so-called "vast right-wing conspiracy." They played fast and loose with the law and abused their powers and privileges"-- Provided by publisher.

Steal this country : a handbook for resistance, persistence, and fixing almost everything

September 6, 2018
Styron, Alexandra, author.
New York, New York : Viking, 2018.
212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The why -- The who -- The what. Climate change ; Immigration ; LGBTQIA rights ; Racial justice ; Religious understanding ; Women's rights ; Intersectionality ; Disability issues -- The how.
Styron's stirring call for resistance and citizen activism will be clearly heard by young people who want to make sure everybody gets an equal piece of the American pie, and who know that the future of the planet is now. She dives into several key issues: climate change, racial justice, women's rights, LGBTQIA rights, immigration, religious understanding, and intersectionality. Each chapter includes a summary of key questions, interviews with movers and shakers, and spotlights on progressive organizations. The book's final section is packed with how-to advice on ways to engage, from organizing, marching, rallying, and petitioning to individual actions like voting with your wallet, and using social activism to get out a progressive message. -- adapted from amazon.com info

The improbable Wendell Willkie : the businessman who saved the Republican Party and his country, and conceived a new world order

September 6, 2018
Lewis, David L., 1936- author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton and Company, 2018.
xvi, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

These truths : a history of the United States

September 6, 2018
Lepore, Jill, 1966- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
xx, 932 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The nature of the past -- The rulers and the ruled -- Of wars and revolutions -- The constitution of a nation -- A democracy of numbers -- The soul and the machine -- Of ships and shipwrecks -- The face of battle -- Of citizens, persons, and people -- Efficiency and the masses -- A constitution of the air -- The brutality of modernity -- A world of knowledge -- Rights and wrongs -- Battle lines -- America, disrupted -- The question addressed.
"In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. The American experiment rests on three ideas--"these truths," Jefferson called them--political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, "on a dedication to inquiry, fearless and unflinching," writes Jill Lepore in a groundbreaking investigation into the American past that places truth itself at the center of the nation's history. In riveting prose, These Truths tells the story of America, beginning in 1492, to ask whether the course of events has proven the nation's founding truths, or belied them. "A nation born in contradiction, liberty in a land of slavery, sovereignty in a land of conquest, will fight, forever, over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, finding meaning in those very contradictions as she weaves American history into a majestic tapestry of faith and hope, of peril and prosperity, of technological progress and moral anguish. A spellbinding chronicle filled with arresting sketches of Americans from John Winthrop and Frederick Douglass to Pauli Murray and Phyllis Schlafly, These Truths offers an authoritative new history of a great, and greatly troubled, nation"-- Provided by publisher.

Compromised : how money and politics drive FBI corruption

September 5, 2018
Bruner, Seamus, author.
New York : Bombardier Books, [2018]
301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

21 lessons for the 21st century

August 31, 2018
Harari, Yuval N., author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2018]
xix, 372 pages ; 24 cm
Part I: The technological challenge -- Disillusionment: the end of history has been postponed -- Work: when you grow up, you might not have a job -- Liberty: big data is watching you -- Equality: those who own the data own the future -- Part II: The political challenge -- Community: humans have bodies -- Civilization: there is just one civilization in the world -- Nationalism: global problems need global answers -- Religion: God now serves the nation -- Immigration: some cultures might be better than others -- Part III: Despair and hope -- Terrorism: don't panic -- War: never underestimate human stupidity -- Humility: you are not the center of the world -- God: don't take the name of God in vain -- Secularism: acknowledge your shadow -- Part IV: Truth -- Ignorance: you know less than you think -- Justice: our sense of justice might be out of date -- Post-truth: some fake news lasts forever -- Science fiction: the future is not what you see in the movies -- Part V: Resilience -- Education: change is the only constant -- Meaning: life is not a story -- Meditation: just observe.
Shares insights into such present-day issues as the role of technology in transforming humanity, the epidemic of false news, and the modern relevance of nations and religion.

Every day is extra

August 31, 2018
Kerry, John, 1943- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
622 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Childhood -- Bright college years -- Raising my right hand -- War -- The war at home -- Finding my way -- The old Senate -- Holding Washington accountable -- Making peace -- A time of transition -- Cancer and comebacks -- Within a whisper -- Dusting myself off -- New president, broken Senate -- Mr. Chairman -- Diplomacy in a dangerous world -- Getting caught trying -- Preventing a war -- The open wound -- Protecting the planet.
"John Kerry tells the story of his extraordinary life of public service, from decorated Vietnam veteran to five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, and Secretary of State for four years: a personal and candid memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history, including the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accords."--Provided by publisher.

How fascism works : the politics of us and them

August 31, 2018
Stanley, Jason, author.
©2018
xix, 218 pages ; 20 cm
The mythic past -- Propaganda -- Anti-intellectual -- Unreality -- Hierarchy -- Victimhood -- Law and order -- Sexual anxiety -- Sodom and Gomorrah -- Arbeit Macht Frei.
"Fascist politics are running rampant in America today--and spreading around the world. A Yale philosopher identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics, and charts their horrifying rise and deep history." -- Amazon.com.

I should have honor : a memoir of hope and pride in Pakistan

August 31, 2018
Brohi, Khalida, author.
New York : Random House, 2018.
202 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"A fearless memoir about tribal life in Pakistan--and the act of violence that inspired one ambitious young woman to pursue a life of activism and female empowerment From a young age, Khalida Brohi was raised to believe in the sanctity of arranged marriage. Her mother was forced to marry a thirteen-year-old boy when she was only nine; Khalida herself was promised as a bride before she was even born. But her father refused to let her become a child bride. He was a man who believed in education, not just for himself but for his daughters, and Khalida grew up thinking she would become the first female doctor in her small village. Khalida thought her life was proceeding on an unusual track for a woman of her circumstances, but one whose path was orderly and straightforward. Everything shifted for Khalida when she found out that her beloved cousin had been murdered by her uncle in a tradition known as "honor killing."Her cousin's crime? She had fallen in love with a man who was not her betrothed. This moment ignited the spark in Khalida Brohi that inspired a globe-spanning career as an activist, starting at the age of sixteen. From a tiny cement-roofed room in Karachi where she was allowed ten minutes of computer use per day, Brohi created a Facebook campaign that went viral. From there, she created a foundation focused on empowering the lives of women in rural communities through education and employment opportunities, while crucially working to change the minds of their male partners, fathers, and brothers. This book is the story of how Brohi, while only a girl herself, shone her light on the women and girls of Pakistan, despite the hurdles and threats she faced along the way. And ultimately, she learned that the only way to eradicate the parts of a culture she despised was to fully embrace the parts of it that she loved. Advance praise for I Should Have Honor "Khalida Brohi's moving story isa testament to what is possibleno matter the odds.In her courageous activism and now in I Should Have Honor, Khalida gives a voice to the women and girls who are denied their own by society.This book is a true act of honor."--Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org "A truly essential book for our daughters and sisters, but even more essential for our sons and brothers. Khalida Brohi teaches all of us how to fight for justice, love, and the really radical idea of equal humanity without turning bitter or giving up on her past."--Elizabeth Weil, co-author of The Girl Who Smiled Beads"-- Provided by publisher.

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