By 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 switch. hundreds of thousands of yankee jobs were despatched out of the country and are not coming again. younger African-American males make up the vast majority of America's legal inhabitants. half the yankee inhabitants are terrible or close to negative, residing precariously at the verge of collapse, whereas the head one percentage personal up to the ground 80. govt police-state spying on its electorate is pervasive. for that reason, as former President Jimmy Carter has stated, "we don't have any functioning democracy."
Imagine: dwelling In a Socialist U.S.A., edited by means of Francis Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Steven Smith, is instantly an indictment of yankee capitalism because the root reason for our spreading dystopia and a cri de coeur for what lifestyles can be like within the usa if we had fiscal in addition to a true political democracy. This anthology good points essays via 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 a number of features of a brand new society and, crucially, tips to get from the place we're now to the place we wish to be, residing in a society that's really reasonable and just.