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“Our planet is getting worse—and fast”: Naomi Klein on Trump, Lennon, and the last book that made her cry

"When the system on which life depends starts to collapse, all other problems fit inside that problem"

By Prospect Team   July 2017

Photo: Kourosh-Kerishi

First news/historical event you can recall?

John Lennon’s death in 1980. I hadn’t seen my mother cry so much before. It was confusing and interesting to me that she could feel so strongly about somebody whom she had not met.

The book you are most embarrassed you never yet read?

With great shame, I’m going to have to say James Joyce’s Ulysses. I say with great shame because I’m a huge Joyce fan and I’ve tried many times to get through it.

One bit of advice you’d…

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