"What are the possibilities inherent in Socialism What is it What can it mean to humanity 's 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."-Alice WalkerThe polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes and droughts ravish the planet, and Earth's population is threatened by catastrophic climate change. Millions of American jobs have been sent overseas and aren't coming back. Young African American men make up the majority of America's 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, "we have no functioning democracy."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 IncludePaul Street GÇó Joel Kovel GÇó Ron Reosti GÇó Rick Wolff GÇó Michael Steven Smith GÇó Mumia Abu-Jamal GÇó Angela Davis GÇó Ajamu Baraka GÇó Harriet Fraad GÇó Tess Fraad-Wolff GÇó Renate Bridenthal GÇó Blanche Wiesen Cook GÇó Leslie Cagan GÇó Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz GÇó Steven Wishnia GÇóJuan Gonzalez GÇó Frances Fox Piven GÇó Arun Gupta GÇó Tom Angotti GÇó Dave Lindorff GÇó William Ayers GÇó Mat Callahan GÇó Clifford D. Conner GÇó Fred Jerome GÇó Michael Moore GÇó Michael Ratner GÇó Kazembe Balagun GÇó Michael Zweig GÇó Dianne Feeley GÇó Paul Le Blanc GÇó Mart+¡n Espada GÇó Terry Bisson
Imagine : Living in a Socialist U.S.A
Living in a Socialist U. S. A.
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