State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

A Conversation with Professor Manuel Pastor

Join New America CA at the Commonwealth Club to discuss Dr. Manuel Pastor's latest book, State of Resistance.

In State of Resistance, Professor Manuel Pastor reviews the last several decades of economic, social and environmental transformations in California and what they can tell us about the road ahead for the United States. Pastor traces the redemptive arc of California's recent history and offers a clear path through the political polarization that grips the nation. The New York Times calls his conclusions "concise, clear and convincing.”


Prof. Manuel Pastor

Dr. Manuel Pastor 
Author, State of Resistance; Professor, University of Southern California


Autumn McDonald

Autumn McDonald 
Director, New America CA