You’re More Powerful than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen
It’s easy to feel powerless these days. It feels like our rights are being stripped away, like government figures are more accountable to corporations than citizens, like we’re just along for the ride as we barrel toward catastrophe. But, for others, this moment in time has proven to be a catalyst for change, motivating thousands upon thousands to organize, march, and make their voices heard.
You’re More Powerful than You Think encourages those change-seekers by offering new tools and ways of thinking, exploring how to affect change by reframing the argument, learning from your failures, and shifting the balance of power by realizing and creating your own power base. (Not all of these ideas are feasible without a hell of a lot of prep and ground work, to be fair.)
Liu offers numerous examples of those who managed to turn the tables on the power-hungry oppressors and opportunists, managing to walk a fine line by offering realistic solutions while still being optimistic about what can be done by concerned citizens, even in small numbers.
If you’re looking for a blueprint for resistance, You’re More Powerful than You Think is a decent place to start.