The Year in Books: 15 Nonfiction Books from 2016 to Bolster the Resistance

Some of the best nonfiction of 2016, to help us navigate what's to come.


No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality, Jordan Flaherty

Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, Sarah Jaffe

A thorough examination of recent waves of activism’s triumphs and flaws is crucial to the “movement” going forward with energy and accountability. Flaherty specifically interrogates the need for savior figures and leaders in movements; Jaffe looks at a wide-range of recent movements to find common threads and motivators — including drawing out the conditions that have outraged both Trump voters and more progressive protesters.