Imagine: Living in a Socialist U.S.A.

Imagine: Living in a Socialist U.S.A.

Frances Goldin

The polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes and droughts ravish the planet, and the earth's inhabitants is threatened by way of catastrophic weather swap. hundreds of thousands of yank jobs were despatched in another country and are not coming again. younger African-American males make up nearly all of America's legal inhabitants. 1/2 the yankee inhabitants are negative or close to negative, dwelling precariously at the verge of collapse, whereas the head one percentage personal up to the ground 80. executive police-state spying on its electorate is pervasive. hence, as former President Jimmy Carter has stated, "we haven't any functioning democracy."

Imagine: dwelling In a Socialist U.S.A., edited by way of Francis Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Steven Smith, is instantaneously an indictment of yank capitalism because the root explanation for our spreading dystopia and a cri de coeur for what existence will be like within the usa if we had fiscal in addition to a true political democracy. This anthology beneficial properties essays through progressive 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 numerous elements of a brand new society and, crucially, how you can get from the place we're now to the place we wish to be, residing in a society that's really reasonable and just.

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