Radical Hope edited by Carolina De Robertis

Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

by Elmaz Abinader Author, Faith Adiele Author, Jeff Chang Author, Junot Diaz Author, Mona Eltahawy Author, Boris Fishman Author, Parnaz Foroutan Author, Karen Joy Fowler Author, Cristina Garcia Author, Alicia Garza Author, Francisco Goldman Author, Jewelle Gomez Author, Reyna Grande Author, Mohja Kahf Author, Katie Kitamura Author, Hari Kunzru Author, Aya de Leon Author, Chip Livingston Author, Claire Messud Author, Cherrie Moraga Author, Celeste Ng Author, Viet Thanh Nguyen Author, Achy Obejas Author, Peter Orner Author, Carolina de Robertis Author, Roxana Robinson Author, Meredith Russo Author, Kate Schatz Author, Lisa See Author, Jane Smiley Author, Luis Alberto Urrea Author, Ben Wiseman Author and O Tillett Wright Author

Radical hope is radical because "it is directed toward a future goodness that transcends the current ability to understand what it is," according to philosopher Jonathon Lear.  That radical hope, that ability and will to hope for a better future even when we can't see how we could possibly get to one or what such a future would even look like, is what Junot Diaz urges readers to hold onto in the title essay of this book, Radical Hope. This book is full of the responses to a call for love letters to remind us, in the face of the rise of fascism in the US, of what is really important.

(This book may contain a small, black sharpie mark on the bottom edge, so that it can't be returned to a different wholesaler.)