Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA

Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA


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Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA by Frances Goldin, Debby Smith, Michael Smith

The polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes and droughts ravish the planet, and the 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 are poor or near poor, living precariously on the brink, while the top one percent own 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 U.S.A., edited by Francis Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Steven Smith, is at once an indictment of American capitalism as the root cause of our spreading dystopia and a cri de coeur for what life could be like in the United States if we had economic as well as a real political democracy. This anthology features essays by revolutionary thinkers, activists, and artists—including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, civil rights activist Angela Davis, incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu Jamal, and economist Rick Wolff— addressing various aspects of a new society and, crucially, how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just.

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ISBN-13: 9780062305572
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/21/2014
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 687,601
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Imagine: Living in a Socialist U.S.A. 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A clear outline for progressive politics for America
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She looks at the leader and puts him in bed. When he wakes, the scientist is looking at him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pits his hand on his heart and recites the pledge of alligence
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The lights go out and the roof rips off. All he could say as "Holy......." before a tree hit him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great resource! Love this book. :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this a joke?