Love & Resistance: Van Jones on his Progressive Path Forward

Love & Resistance: 
Van Jones on his Progressive Path Forward

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In Beyond the Messy Truth, Van Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. Jones takes aim at the failures of both parties before and after Trump’s victory. He urges both sides to abandon the politics of accusation and focus on real solutions. Calling us to a deeper patriotism, he shows us how to get down to the vital business of solving, together, some of our toughest problems.

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Van Jones is a CNN political contributor and host of the CNN primetime special series, “The Messy Truth, with Van Jones.” A special advisor to the Obama White House and the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Jones founded the social justice accelerator, the Dream Corps. He has led numerous social justice and environmental enterprises, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green For All.

He has earned many honors, including the World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leader” designation and a Webby Special Achievement Award. He has also been named one of Rolling Stone’s 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done, In a healthy society, common pain should lead to common purpose »
Fast Company’s 12 Most Creative Minds on Earth, and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He lives with his wife and two children in the Los Angeles area.

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