As always, Klein is masterfully adept at intersecting and interconnecting crises. This time round with the publication of On Fire, she’s got her detective board out, pinning and threading connections between climate change, the rise of white supremacy (climate barbarism), neo-liberalism, the enhanced sense of nationalism and the war that is waged on our attention spans. “We have to get out of this ‘my crisis is bigger than your crisis: first we save the planet and then we fight poverty and racism, and violence against women’. That doesn’t work.” She also calls into question the virtue signalling of individuals in this Goliath battle. Heady and necessary stuff from a seasoned social activist.
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