Magazine
Latest Issue

“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…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect