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January 20, 2014
'Imagine: Living in a Socialist America'
That's the title of a new book by Fred Jerome, a compilation of essays from these and other noteworthies: 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. I suppose that's one way to describe their vision. I might ask the question, "fair and just for whom"? But that would make me a party pooper. An excerpt of the book appears in Salon. It's long, but well worth the read. Sometimes, it's hysterically funny, sometimes just hysterical, and sometimes it makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Jerome paints a picture of America that is so pathetically naive, so childishly simple minded, that you finally begin to...(Read Full Post)