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Illustrations by Victor Juhasz


Walter Truett Anderson

Eduardo Galeano

Donella Meadows

Paul Krugman

Edward Wolff

Laura D’Andrea Tyson

Lewis Lapham

Howard Gardner

Bob Woodward

Stewart Brand

Neil Postman

David Brower

Jeremy Rifkin

Francis Fukuyama

Betty Friedan

Patricia Ireland

Deborah Tannen

Robert Reich

William F. Buckley

Anthony Lewis

Lani Guinier

Camille Paglia

Bill McKibben

Patricia Schroeder

Gary Snyder

Maya Angelou

Not Illustrated:

Paul Erdman
Alice H. Amsden
Orville Schell
Adam Hochschild
Frank Viviano
Paul Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich, and Gretchen Daily
Richard Trumka
Gary Chapman
Henry M. Levin
David Osborne
Jane Smiley
Marc Roberts
Daniel Yankelovich
Louis Menand
Joycelyn Elders

Celebrating Hellraisers:

Paul Wellstone
Gary Delgado
Barbara Dudley
Winona LaDuke

What’s Left:

Noam Chomsky
Pete Hamill
Todd Gitlin
Robert Scheer

SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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