The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality
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Label: Basic Books
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Basic Books
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 288
Publication Date: April 30, 2019
Publisher: Basic Books
Release Date: April 30, 2019
Studio: Basic Books
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From one of the most prominent voices on the American Left, a galvanizing argument for why we need socialism in the United States today
With the stunning popularity of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Americans are embracing the class politics of socialism. But what, exactly, is socialism? And what would a socialist system in America look like?
In The Socialist Manifesto, Bhaskar Sunkara explores socialism's history since the mid-1800s and presents a realistic vision for its future. The editor of Jacobin magazine, Sunkara shows that socialism, though often seen primarily as an economic system, in fact offers the means to fight all forms of oppression, including racism and sexism. The ultimate goal is not Soviet-style planning, but to win rights to healthcare, education, and housing, and to create new democratic institutions in workplaces and communities. A primer on socialism for the 21st century, this is a book for anyone seeking an end to the vast inequities of our age.
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