Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

Sarah Jaffe, the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, explains that the US is witnessing a wave of political engagement and social activism. Pundits who fretted about Americans' apathy have, in the last few years, borne witness to uprisings and protests across the country: the growth of the Tea Party, the successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, #BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders. Jaffe discusses what has made ordinary Americans from Seattle to St. Louis to Atlanta become activists.