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It Could Happen Here: Why America Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable--And How We Can Stop It

It Could Happen Here: Why America Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable--And How We Can Stop It

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"Refreshingly candid . . . Get off Instagram and read this book."--Sacha Baron Cohen

From the dynamic head of ADL, an impassioned argument about the terrifying path that America finds itself on today--and how we can save ourselves

It's almost impossible to imagine that unbridled hate and systematic violence could come for us or our families. But it has happened in our lifetimes in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. And it could happen here.

Today, as CEO of the storied ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), Jonathan Greenblatt has made it his personal mission to demonstrate how antisemitism, racism, and other insidious forms of intolerance can destroy a society, taking root as quiet prejudices but mutating over time into horrific acts of brutality. In this urgent book, Greenblatt sounds an alarm, warning that this age-old trend is gathering momentum in the United States--and that violence on an even larger, more catastrophic scale could be just around the corner.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Drawing on ADL's decades of experience in fighting hate through investigative research, education programs, and legislative victories as well as his own personal story and his background in business and government, Greenblatt offers a bracing primer on how we--as individuals, as organizations, and as a society--can strike back against hate. Just because it could happen here, he shows, does not mean that the unthinkable is inevitable.

Author: Jonathan Greenblatt
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 01/04/2022
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.08lbs
Size: 9.32h x 6.33w x 1.14d
ISBN: 9780358617280

About the Author
JONATHAN GREENBLATT is the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the oldest anti-hate group in the world and one of the leading civil rights organizations in America. Jonathan joined ADL in 2015 after serving in the White House as special assistant to President Obama and director of the Office of Social Innovation. He joined government after a distinguished career in business as a successful social entrepreneur and corporate executive: he cofounded Ethos Water (acquired by Starbucks, 2005), founded All for Good (acquired by Points of Light, 2011), and served as a senior executive at (acquired by News Corp, 2014).

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