Anand Giridharadas

Anand Giridharadas


Writer, working on a book for @AAKnopf. Author of @TheTrueAmerican & #IndiaCalling. Bylines at @NYTimes. Chats at TED & on TV. Husband of @PriyaParker. Father.

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@MauriceChammah 's new book on the rise and fall of the death penalty is a portrait of "the unsung, helter-skelter, hydra-headed, revolution-by-a-thousand-cuts process through which real change often comes." This review just dropped in @nytimesbooks .

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@MauriceChammah  @nytimesbooksIn  a moment of so much hunger for change and so little actual change, this book is a "vaccine against the virus of fatalism. " And it shows how what worked against the death penalty flies against many of our dominant intuitions about how change comes.

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@MauriceChammah  @nytimesbooksIn  ' @MauriceChammahs  portrait, the barbarism and the banality of the death, as it's called, come through.

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@MauriceChammah  @nytimesbooksBut  the most powerful thing about "Let the Lord Sort Them " to me was the detailed, well-reported tribute to legwork. Real change is all legwork.

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@MauriceChammah  @nytimesbooksThere  is a lot of talk now about changing things by raising the stakes, moving the Overton Window, etc. But the story @MauriceChammahtells  about the campaign against the death penalty is different. He portrays opponents who realized that a spotlight doesn’t always help.

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@MauriceChammah  @nytimesbooksThe  deepest lesson of the campaign against the death penalty is that real change takes a coalition of pure and impure, true believers and grapplers, old-timers and converts, people doing it for the right reasons and people doing it for their own reasons.

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The filibuster was invented so civil rights laws would have to be twice as good to succeed. Now it has become the filter for virtually all big change, as a resentful white minority views progress itself as a threat. Abolish the filibuster.

Just want to say, it's an honor to be here in Davos, quite cold, but I am warmed by the reflected glow of the haloes of CEOS fighting for social justice using the power of Blockchain and leveraging the synergies of the cloud for the Fourteenth Great Re-Reset.

The Senate "gives a numerical minority of predominantly white, conservative senators veto power over everything the majority of our diverse country wants to do. This is a recipe for alienation and probably, in the long term, disaster."

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If you like Bernie memes, you're going to love Medicare for All.

So @CoriBush  denounces white supremacy on the House floor, and the Republicans literally boo. OK, then. That is very clear.

It’s time for this question to be front and center: Should Fox News be allowed to exist? Brain-mashing as a business model shouldn’t be legal.

This is how Mark Zuckerberg makes some of the money he then donates to make the world a better place.

America is mired in this cold civil war because it is daring something hard. We are living through a revolt against the future. The future will prevail. My case for hope: @Lawrence  @TheLastWord 

“It was absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection.” 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

Trumpism is Paul Ryan without the middling intelligence. Reagan without the smile. Nixon without the hiding. Gingrich without the History Channel facts. W. without the beer vibes. McConnell without the strategic cunning. Buchanan without the articulacy. This is who they’ve been.

What we're trying to do in America is build a kind of country that has seldom, if ever, existed. We are living through a revolt against that future. The future will prevail. Thank you to @TheLastWord  with @Lawrence  for airing my case for hope. Essay:

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