POLITICAL SCIENCE

Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back To Save Democracy

Liveright: Norton. Mar. 2020. 272p. ISBN 9781631495755. $26.95. POL SCI
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Journalist Daley (Ratf\*\*ked) has written an inspirational polemic about political involvement from a plethora of people in different areas. This work has a clear bias toward certain political positions, which may be its weakness. Its strength, however, is displayed through the examination of activist work that displays the common humanity of those underrepresented in society. Much of the work relates to voting rights. For example, Daley describes felon disenfranchisement in the United States, especially in Florida, and its racist history. The author also details efforts in Michigan to redistrict voting jurisdictions from where they were formerly gerrymandered for the sake of wealthier areas over poorer districts. Overall, this account shows how more people have been getting involved in public service after the 2016 election.
VERDICT Best suited for civically engaged readers interested in a populist vision for political activism.

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