From Library Journal
Through a series of 18 essays based on her lectures and writings, Davis, a Marxist and author of Women, Race, and Class (LJ 1/15/82), shows that she has not altered her positions on, or commitment to, issues relating to the poor, the working class, women, or people of color. Her pieces, encompassing such themes as peace, racism, sexism, health care for the black family, and apartheid, explore some of the most pressing issues of the day. And yet, like many who adhere to rigid viewpoints, Davis's politics often oversimplify the problems and result in questionable conclusions. Although she raises valid points, her work may draw readers into discussions of the larger debate on socialism versus capitalism at the expense of the concerns themselves.- Frada L. Mozenter, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte Lib.
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"The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that positions be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time. In this sense the most difficult challenge facing the activist is to respond fully to the needs of the moment and to do so in such a way that the light one attempts to shine on the present Will simultaneously illuminate the future."
-- from the Introduction
"Davis is an articulate and powerful analyst of contemporary culture." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"A veteran radical's feisty Views from the barricades...Davis's integrity here will inspire many." -- Kirkus
"Behold the heart and mind of Angela Davis: open, relentless, and on time! She is as radiant, she is as true, as that invincible sunrise she means means means to advance With all of the faith and all of the grace of her entirely devoted life." -- June Jordan