Left-Bank

Carla Power - Home, Land, Security

Tuesday, September 7, 1pm CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page or YouTube Page

Left Bank Books welcome St. Louis native & Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award finalist
Carla Power,
who will discuss her new book 
Home, Land, Security: Deradicalization and the Journey Back from Extremism,
on our Facebook Live Page at 1pm CT on September 7th.
Power will be in conversation with St. Louis Public Radio's Political Correspondent
Jason Rosenbaum.
Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
 
 
 
About Home, Land, Security: Deradicalization and the Journey Back from Extremism
A groundbreaking look inside the controversial field of deradicalization, told through the stories of former militants and the people working to bring them back into society, from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Carla Power

What are the roots of radicalism? Journalist Carla Power came to this question well before the January 6, 2021, attack in Washington, D.C., turned our country's attention to the problem of domestic radicalization. Her entry point was a different wave of radical panic--the way populists and pundits encouraged us to see the young people who joined ISIS or other terrorist organizations as simple monsters. Power wanted to chip away at the stereotypes by focusing not on what these young people had done but why: What drew them into militancy? What visions of the world--of home, of land, of security for themselves and the people they loved--shifted their thinking toward radical beliefs? And what visions of the world might bring them back to society?

Power begins her journey by talking to the mothers of young men who'd joined ISIS in the UK and Canada; from there, she travels around the world in search of societies that are finding new and innovative ways to rehabilitate former extremists. We meet an American judge who has staked his career on finding new ways to handle terrorist suspects, a Pakistani woman running a game-changing school for former child soldiers, a radicalized Somali American who learns through literature to see beyond his Manichean beliefs, and a former neo-Nazi who now helps disarm white supremacists. Along the way Power gleans lessons that get her closer to answering the true question at the heart of her pursuit: Can we find a way to live together?

An eye-opening, page-turning investigation, Home, Land, Security speaks to the rise of division and radicalization in all forms, both at home and abroad. In this richly reported and deeply human account, Carla Power offers new ways to overcome the rising tides of extremism, one human at a time.

 

About our Speakers

Carla Power is the author of If the Oceans Were Ink, a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. She began her journalistic career at Newsweek in the 1990s. Her reportage and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Time, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The Guardian. She lives with her family in East Sussex, England.

Jason Rosenbaum is St. Louis Public Radio’s political correspondent. Since becoming a professional journalist in 2006, Rosenbaum has extensively covered local, state and federal politics for an array of publications — including the Columbia Daily Tribune, the St. Louis Beacon and Missouri Lawyers Media. Rosenbaum has filed more than 35 feature stories for shows like Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace. And he’s extensively reported on the aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson and the fall of Eric Greitens from the Missouri governorship. Rosenbaum is an adjunct instructor at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches a class on radio news reporting and podcasting. He resides in Richmond Heights with his wife and two sons.  

 

All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins). You may also watch the simulcast on Left Bank's YouTube channel.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 1:00pm
Virtual Event
Home, Land, Security: Deradicalization and the Journey Back from Extremism Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525510574
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: One World - September 7th, 2021

If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780805098198
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Holt Paperbacks - April 7th, 2015