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Publisher Description

Is socialism an impossible, discredited dream or the only realistic path for human survival? If you're not sure of the answer, or are just curious about what the Left really believes in, you need to read Maass. He's the Tom Paine of the contemporary American left."
--Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums

"This is a vivid, fluent and rare book about socialism for those uninterested in tracts and excited by new prospects."
--John Pilger, author of Freedom Next Time

Growing numbers of people are disgusted by the disaster of poverty, war, oppression, and environmental destruction caused by global capitalism. But is there an alternative? Author Alan Maass argues that socialism—a democratically planned economy based on workers’ control—is rational, necessary, and possible. With an afterword by Howard Zinn.

Alan Maass is the editor of the website SocialistWorker.org.

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2010
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
184
Pages
PUBLISHER
Haymarket Books
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
458.5
KB

Customer Reviews

eddiecoyote ,

Use less ad hominems

I consider myself a socialist and agree with many claims the author makes. Yet why the snide remarks and personal attacks? If one is "making a case" for something then it ought to rest on the augment. This had too much punditry and it distracted from the argument.