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Imagine

Living in A Socialist USA
(Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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"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"--Page 4 of cover.
Title: Imagine
living in a socialist USA
Publisher: New York :, Harper Perennial,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xv, 304 pages ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Food for all: creating a socially sustainable food system / (Aran Gupta)
The right to housing / (Tom Angotti)
Socialized medicine means everyone gets care, regardless of whether they have money / (Dave Lindorff)
Teach freedom! / (William Ayers)
Imagining art after capitalism / (Mat Callahan)
Prometheus completely unbound: what science and technology could accomplish in a socialist America / (Clifford D. Conner)
First-class news: the media in a socialist USA / (Fred Jerome)
Where does Occupy Wall Street go from here? A proposal / (Michael Moore)
What I would do as Attorney General / (Michael Ratner)
We be reading Marx where we from: socialism and the black freedom struggle / (Kazembe Balagun)
The working-class majority / (Michael Zweig)
How to achieve economic democracy in the United States / (Clifford D. Conner)
The capitalist road: from Chinese sweatshops to Detroit's decay / (Dianne Feeley)
The third American Revolution: how socialism can come to the United States / (Paul Le Blanc)
Imagine the angels of bread / (Martín Espada)
Thanksgiving 2077: a short story / (Terry Bisson)
You are the light of the world: speech via mic check at Occupy Wall Street / (Joel Kovel).
Capitalism: the real enemy / (Paul Street)
The future will be ecosocialist, because without ecosocialism, there will be no future / (Joel Kovel)
A democratically run economy can replace the oligarchy / (Ron Reosti)
The shape of a post-capitalist future / (Rick Wolff)
Law in a socialist USA / (Michael Steven Smith)
Alternatives to the present system of capitalist injustice / (Mumia Abu-Jamal and Angela Davis)
Socialism is the highest expression of human rights / (Ajamu Baraka)
Personal, emotional, and sexual life without capitalism / (Harriet Fraad and Tess Fraad-Wolff)
A woman's workday in a socialist USA / (Renate Bridenthal)
Dignity, respect, equality, love / (Blanche Wiesen Cook)
How queer life might be different in a socialist USA / (Leslie Cagan and Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz)
Drugs in a society where people care about each other / (Steven Wishnia)
Immigration: immigrant workers point the way to a better world / (Juan Gonzalez)
Welfare in a new society: an end to intentional impoverishment and degradation / (Frances Fox Piven)
Summary: "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"--Page 4 of cover.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Michael Steven - 1942-
Smith, Debby
Goldin, Frances
Alternate Title: Living in a socialist USA
ISBN: 0062305573
9780062305572
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Frances Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Steven Smith
Subject Headings: United States Politics and government 21st century. Political participation United States. Socialism United States.
Topical Term: Political participation
Socialism
LCCN: 2013026749
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Jun 22, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best reason to read this book? Just read the description of it.

Jun 22, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best reason to read this book? Just read the description of it.

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