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"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 Walker
The 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.
Paul Street • Joel Kovel • Ron Reosti • Rick Wolff • Michael Steven Smith • Mumia Abu-Jamal • Angela Davis • Ajamu Baraka • Harriet Fraad • Tess Fraad-Wolff • Renate Bridenthal • Blanche Wiesen Cook • Leslie Cagan • Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz • Steven Wishnia •Juan Gonzalez • Frances Fox Piven • Arun Gupta • Tom Angotti • Dave Lindorff • William Ayers • Mat Callahan • Clifford D. Conner • Fred Jerome • Michael Moore • Michael Ratner • Kazembe Balagun • Michael Zweig • Dianne Feeley • Paul Le Blanc • Martín Espada • Terry Bisson
This book has a very narrow minded and twisted view of capitalism. In fact, the way they justify socialism is by exploiting the corporate tyranny in America. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Ziemba
Communism killed 100,000,000 people in the 20th century. Outside of slave labor camps, state police worse than the GESTAPO and murdering 100 million souls it produced nothing the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Galt
It's a good read for those who are a looking for a viable alternatively to income inequality and all this capitalism crookednessPublished 2 months ago by Michael Warren
An uneven description of utopian ideas from multiple authors. Long on criticism of capitalism, some quite compelling, but short on how to get to socialism, and vague on how it... Read morePublished 3 months ago by j. emenhiser
thought provoking ideas well needed at this time. (wish the book was printed in a different text.Not so easy on these old eyes..Published 3 months ago by SUNSHINE
The only reason this book was purchased was due to my professor experimenting with literature. This book clearly dislikes the American way of life and supports communism. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Victor Massaro
excellent presentation of many authors, with each chapter 'imagining' better social organization of education, incarceration, workers, industries, etc.Published 5 months ago by Margarita Sanchez