The Most Radical Thing You Can Do: The Best Political Essays from Orion Magazine


The Most Radical Thing You Can Do collects the best political writing in Orion from the past twenty years, with a focus on justice, direct action, and (of course) the environment.

The essays included tend to be to be future-oriented rather than too deeply entrenched in the past, though there are a few strong reminders of how unpleasant things got under previous administrations. The hope is to inspire people about what they can start doing tomorrow rather than relitigating the errors we’ve already made.

The lineup of writers includes Robin Wall Kimmerer, Glenis Redmond, Rebecca Solnit, Bill McKibben, Winona LaDuke, Scott Russell Sanders, Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, Sandra Steingraber, and Barbara Kingsolver. 288 pages.