Imagine: Living in a Socialist U.S.A. [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

"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.

Contributors Include

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062305589
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/21/2014
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 119,572
  • File size: 409 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    A clear outline for progressive politics for America

    A clear outline for progressive politics for America

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    It's time for a change in America. "Too Big" has faile

    It's time for a change in America. "Too Big" has failed. Do any of this books detractors actually have a problem with it's arguments are will we have to settle for name-calling and and insubstantial rhetoric. Where are the real critics?

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2014

    Incredibly hopeful book

    What a great resource! Love this book. :-)

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    LOL

    Is this a joke?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    The girl

    She looks at the leader and puts him in bed. When he wakes, the scientist is looking at him.

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    Posted April 24, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    &hearts &starf &beta

    Watch out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Second in charge

    Pits his hand on his heart and recites the pledge of alligence

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Leader

    The lights go out and the roof rips off. All he could say as "Holy......." before a tree hit him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    Chocloate train

    *a small locomotive chugs to a stop at the station, holding chocloate from Europe (res 10)*

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