The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century

The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century

by Sarah Leonard, Bhaskar Sunkara


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A stirring blueprint for American equality, from the "breakout stars" (The New York Times) of the young new left

Democrat, Republican — the list of presidential candidates confirms that business is proceeding pretty much as usual. The Future We Want proposes something different. In a sharp, rousing collective manifesto, ten young cultural and political critics dismantle the usual liberal solutions to America's ills and propose a pragmatic alternative.

What would finance look like without Wall Street? Or the workplace with responsibility shared by the entire workforce? From a campaign to limit work hours, to a program for full employment, to proposals for a new feminism, The Future We Want has the courage to think of alternatives that are both utopian and possible.

Brilliantly clear and provocative, The Future We Want — edited by Jacobin magazine founder Bhaskar Sunkara and the Nation's Sarah Leonard — harnesses the energy and creativity of an angry generation and announces the arrival of a new political left that not only protests but plans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805098297
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sarah Leonard is a senior editor at the Nation, as well as editor of the online journal The New Inquiry and of Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America. Leonard, who lives in New York, has written for n+1, Bookforum, and Dissent.

Bhaskar Sunkara is the founder of Jacobin, a political quarterly, and a contributor to In These Times. Sunkara and Jacobin have been featured on MSNBC and in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Slate. He lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction Sarah Leonard 1

Working for the Weekend|xChris Maisano 13

Imagining Socialist Education Megan Erickson 22

How to Make Black Lives Really, Truly Matter Jesse A. Myerson Mychal Denzel Smith 41

Sex Class Sarah Leonard 53

The Green and the Red Alyssa Battistoni 64

Red Innovation Tony Smith 82

The Cure for Bad Science Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones 92

Finding the Future of Criminal Justice Phillip Agnew Dante Barry Cherrell Carruthers Mychal Denzel Smith Ashley Yates 103

After Gay Marriage Kate Redburn 125

Small, Not Beautiful Tim Barker 136

The Red and the Black Seth Ackerman 146

Coda Peter Frase Bhaskar Sunkara 175

Notes 189

Contributors 193

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