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Rebecca Solnit

Author Bios

Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit is the author of fourteen books, including A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disasters, Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas and the recently published Men Explain Things to Me. She is, from kindergarten to graduate school, a product of the California public education system now being decimated.


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The future will follow an unpredictable route, but we must still follow a compass called hope. 

As Ursula K. Le Guin reminds us, any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.

After the 2008 crash, southern Nevada became the foreclosure and unemployment capital of the nation.

The arrival of men signifies a sea change, part of an extraordinary year for feminism, in which the conversation has been transformed.

We've already lost a lot to climate change, and we'll lose more unless we take collective action.

The struggle over the meaning of one man’s killing spree may prove to be a watershed moment in the history of feminism.

We are witnessing a full-fledged war, not of the sexes, but of gender roles.

The climate of change and the dangers of stasis.

You can’t always trace it, but everything and everyone has a genealogy.