Wondering What You Can Do? Learn How to Take Action and Make Real Change
with JBC Author Eitan Hersh (Tufts University)
Politics is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change
Thursday, January 14 at 6:00 P.M.
Free and open to the public
Hosted jointly by FJC, the Vilna Shul and the Worcester JCC
“In our age of democratic turmoil, citizens often ask: What can I do? Where can I have an impact? Frustratingly, analysts usually have few answers to these important questions. Eitan Hersh does. His careful analysis and moving stories show us where and how citizens have made a difference and why so many don’t. Along the way, he will leave you inspired, and even hopeful, about America’s democratic future.”
—Daniel Ziblatt, professor of government, Harvard University, and coauthor of How Democracies Die
In this groundbreaking analysis of politcal hobbyism, political scientist and data analyst Eitan Hersh explores how to take your mild interest in politics and transform it into real, impactful change, even in this upending and controversial political climate. He discusses how the impending inauguration may impact regular people, and how the "spectator sport of politics" needs to be mobilized into action. Eitan's new book, Politics Is For Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism Take Action and Make Real Change, is available for purchase through Eight Cousins Bookshop and Amazon.
Eitan Hersh received a PhD from Harvard University in 2011. He served for six years on the faculty of Yale University as an assistant professor of political science and resident fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies before becoming a tenured associate professor of political science at Tufts University. His peer-reviewed articles have been published in the major political science journals. Hersh is the author of Hacking the Electorate and Politics Is for Power.