Brentwood - Frances Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Smith discuss and sign "Imagine"

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Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA at Diesel Bookstore

Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes editors Frances Goldin, Debby Smith and Michael Steven Smith to the store to discuss and sign their book, Imagine: Living in a Socialist U.S.A., on Wednesday, February 26th at 7pm.

Climate change that we're doing little to prevent, stem, or ease ravages the planet. Millions of American jobs have been sent overseas and our education system barely prepares our youth with the skills they'd need to bring them back. Young African-American men make up the majority of America's prison population. Half of the general population are poor or living precariously near the brink, while the top one percent own as much as the bottom eighty. Governmental spying on its citizenry has effectively turned us into a police-state, and whistle-blowers are branded traitors. As former President Jimmy Carter once said, "We have no functioning democracy."

Imagine: Living in a Socialist U.S.A. 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 true economic and 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 true fairness and justice.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood
Brentwood Country Mart - 225 26th Street at San Vicente
90402 Santa Monica
Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062305572
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 21st, 2014