DFA March Book Club Meetup

  • March 11, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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March 2014 Meeting

NOTE: We'll be meeting on Tuesday instead of our normal Monday.

TITLE: Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA

EDITORS: Frances Goldin, Debby Smith, Michael Smith

DESCRIPTION: 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry to cancel so last minute. I finally had a day I could attend and of course I am sick. I loved the book selection though. I wonderful read. I lean left in my politics to begin with, so it was veery interesting to see a modern case being made for socialism in America.

    March 11, 2014

    • Karen K.

      Would love to have you here another time. Hope you're feeling better.

      March 16, 2014

  • Karen K.

    Mythical Man-Month can be read online for next month
    http://books.cat-v.org/computer-science/mythical-man-month/tmmm.pdf

    March 16, 2014

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