Friday, January 5, 2024

Grant Ennis

Grant Ennis is the author of Dark PR: How Corporate Disinformation Undermines Our Health and the Environment. He has more than 20 years’ experience in international humanitarian affairs, environmental policy, and public health.

Ennis is a distinguished alumnus of both the University of the Pacific and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

His new book is Dark PR: How Corporate Disinformation Harms Our Health and the Environment.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. Ennis's reply:
I’m reading the pre-release English translation of Dr MĂ©lissa Mialon’s Big Food & Co: How the Pursuit of Profit At-All-Costs Harms Our Health. It’s excellent. Dr. Mialon names names and “brings receipts” in exposing the corruption of the global food environment. She pulls no punches in showing that the charities that we expect to be on the side of public health are captured by industries that harm us all, and through her unflinching critique provides hope for a better world.

I recently finished two other incredible books.

If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution, by Vincent Bevins, exposes how the last decade of protest movements following a horizontalist, anti-politics, anarcho-libertarian ideology has failed us all. He makes abundantly clear through extensive interviews with organizers around the world that a future of movements achieving real results will be one with structured and hierarchical organizations aimed at political change.

I also really enjoyed No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, by Dr. Jane McAlevey. McAlevey, more than anyone else in recent memory, shows the promises and pitfalls of different forms of organizing, and that there truly are no shortcuts. We need to be well-organized if we want a better world.
Learn more about Dark PR at the publisher's website, and connect with Grant Ennis on LinkedIn.

The Page 99 Test: Dark PR.

--Marshal Zeringue