Living in A Socialist USA
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Baker & Taylor
Collects the ponderings of prominent thinkers, activists and artists, including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal and many others, in this thought-provoking anthology that imagines what socialism would look like in the United States. 20,000 first printing.


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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Presents thirty-one essays by political thinkers, social activists, and artists that discuss the problems of capitalism and describe how American society would be impacted if certain aspects of socialism were implemented in the United States.

Statement of Responsibility: edited by Frances Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Steven Smith
Title: Imagine
living in a socialist USA
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xv, 304 pages ; 21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes index
Subject Headings: Socialism United States Political participation United States United States Politics and government 21st century
Topical Term: Socialism
Political participation
Additional Contributors: Goldin, Frances
Smith, Deborah
Smith, Michael Steven 1942-
LCCN: 2013026749
ISBN: 9780062305572
Branch Call Number: 355.0097 I
Research Call Number: JFD 14-1742
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