Take a Stand: Lessons from Rebels

"People ask if i'm a journalist or an activist. if truth be told that i'm only a journalist who asks questions, yet person who does in truth take a stand."—Jorge Ramos 

After 30 attention-grabbing years uncovering the tough fact, Emmy Award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos opens up for the 1st time approximately life-altering classes by means of sharing eye-catching never-before-told tales. well known for his unapologetic, no-holds-barred method of interviewing worldwide leaders, company titans, democratic coverage makers and dictators who threaten to derail these ideas, Ramos finds their one universal trait—they are all rebels.   

Rebels are varied. at some point soon they made up our minds to problem the present established order. occasionally they rebelled to alter a regime, different instances to avoid abuse or discrimination, yet in all situations they strived to right an injustice.

In Take a Stand, Ramos seems to be again on groundbreaking interviews with rebels equivalent to President Barack Obama, very best court docket Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Spike Lee, Barbara Walters, Fidel Castro and extra. Candid and every now and then debatable, Ramos attracts worthy know-how of matters that impact the attitude of the most important minority within the state and the way they are going to unquestionably form not just Presidential elections but additionally the way forward for the US.

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