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

by Jonathan Greenblatt
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

by Jonathan Greenblatt

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Overview

“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.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780358617280
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/04/2022
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 71,032
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

JONATHAN GREENBLATT is the CEO of ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), the world’s leading anti-hate organization with a distinguished record of fighting antisemitism and advocating for just and fair treatment to all. 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 and Civic Participation. He joined the government after a distinguished career in business as a successful social entrepreneur and corporate executive: he cofounded Ethos Brands, the company that launched Ethos Water (acquired by Starbucks, 2005), founded All for Good (acquired by Points of Light, 2011), and served as a senior executive at realtor.com (acquired by News Corp, 2014).

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Pyramid of Hate

1 Hate Gone Mainstream 19

2 From Micro aggressions to Genocide 40

3 The Top of the Pyramid 52

4 The Making of an Extremist 65

5 Hate Boosters 92

6 American Berserk 114

Part II Dismantling the Pyramid

7 Fighting Hate in Everyday Life 129

8 Mobilizing Government Against Hate 150

9 Raising Hate-Free Kids 173

10 Faith Against Hate 194

11 Building Better Businesses 210

Epilogue 229

Acknowledgments 233

Notes 241

Index 277

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