qWhat are the possibilities inherent in Socialism? What is it? What can it mean to humanity as future? What would it look like in America? These are the questions raised in this exquisitely timely book. We must profoundly change the way we live, or we will not survive. A Socialism that we make ourselves could be the answer.qaAlice Walker The polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes and droughts ravish the planet, and Earthas population is threatened by catastrophic climate change. Millions of American jobs have been sent overseas and arenat coming back. Young African American men make up the majority of Americaas prison population. Half of the American population is poor or near poor, living precariously on the brink, while the top one percent owns as much as the bottom eighty. Government police-state spying on its citizens is pervasive. Consequently, as former President Jimmy Carter has said, qwe have no functioning democracy.q Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA is at once an indictment of American capitalism as the root cause of our spreading dystopia and a cri di coeur for what life could be like in the United States if we had economic as well as a real political democracy. It features thirty-one concise and accessible essays by revolutionary thinkers and activists on various aspects of a new society and, crucially, on how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just. Contributors Include Paul Street ac Joel Kovel ac Ron Reosti ac Rick Wolff ac Michael Steven Smith ac Mumia Abu-Jamal ac Angela Davis ac Ajamu Baraka ac Harriet Fraad ac Tess Fraad-Wolff ac Renate Bridenthal ac Blanche Wiesen Cook ac Leslie Cagan ac Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz ac Steven Wishnia acJuan Gonzalez ac Frances Fox Piven ac Arun Gupta ac Tom Angotti ac Dave Lindorff ac William Ayers ac Mat Callahan ac Clifford D. Conner ac Fred Jerome ac Michael Moore ac Michael Ratner ac Kazembe Balagun ac Michael Zweig ac Dianne Feeley ac Paul Le Blanc ac MartAsn Espada ac Terry Bissonaquot;What are the possibilities inherent in Socialism? What is it? What can it mean to humanity as future? What would it look like in America? These are the questions raised in this exquisitely timely book.
|Author||:||Frances Goldin, Debby Smith, Michael Smith|
|Publisher||:||Harper Collins - 2014-01-21|