(Potato) seeds of change | Review: Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg – Ben Stewart (non-fiction)

Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg is a brick of a book and I’ll admit I put off reading it for a few weeks. More fool me, because it’s actually an exciting, quick read.

Don't Trust Don't Fear Don't Beg by Ben StewartIt’s partly a snapshot of a political movement (Greenpeace); partly a real-life thriller (what happens when Greenpeace activists are arrested during a direct action); and partly a prison soap opera (they’re arrested in Russia… yikes).

This could have been a turgid read, but where Ben Stewart succeeds is by zeroing in on the individual stories, and teasing out not only the fearfulness of the situation but also the ridiculousness.

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