The Activist Angler, by Stephen Duncombe

Congratulations to Stephen Duncombe on publishing his new book, The Activist Angler. The book combines these lessons in an engaging journey from the street to the beach and back. The format is simple: one reflection on fishing followed by another on what might be learned and applied to activism, each accompanied by an illustration.

Topics range from telling fish stories and the trap of activist nostalgia to the impossibility of thinking like a fish yet the necessity for an organizer to understand their audience, with detours through reflections on self-care, catch-and-release, and taking responsibility for the human cost of one’s political actions.