Talking about a Revolution: Interviews with Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, bell hooks, Peter Kwong, Winona LaDuke, Manning Marable, Urvashi Vaid, and Howard Zinn

Talking about a Revolution: Interviews with Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, bell hooks, Peter Kwong, Winona LaDuke, Manning Marable, Urvashi Vaid, and Howard Zinn

Talking about a Revolution: Interviews with Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, bell hooks, Peter Kwong, Winona LaDuke, Manning Marable, Urvashi Vaid, and Howard Zinn

Talking about a Revolution: Interviews with Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, bell hooks, Peter Kwong, Winona LaDuke, Manning Marable, Urvashi Vaid, and Howard Zinn

Synopsis

Keynote: A lively collection of short, original interviews with leading thinkers

On its twentieth anniversary, the South End Press collective has gathered the left's most prominent intellectuals for a wide-ranging discussion of the past twenty years and the next twenty years of progressive social movements in the United States.

In 7 accessible, personal interviews, Zinn et al let readers know their most deeply held beliefs and hopes for the progressive movements they have led and nurtured over the last 2 decades.

Every one who would like to see a revitalized, more effective movement for social change in the United States whether feminist, anti-racist, populist, anarchist, socialist, union activist, or unsure will want to read Talking About a Revolution.

Excerpt

Many people today laugh when talk turns to "revolution," yet 30 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people around the world believed that revolution might well be at hand. From Hanoi to Paris, from Prague to Detroit, from Atlantic City to Mexico City, women and men fought to bring radically new ways of being into the world. While government-sponsored violence quickly, and often fatally, crushed almost all the movements of the late '60s, no amount of violence can ever extinguish the human passion for dignity and justice. We chose the word "revolution" for the title of this book in the hope that it would indicate something of the passion and persistence needed today by all people fighting injustice.

"Revolution" also signifies the scope of the problems that face humanity. Contrary to the popular propaganda that capitalism has triumphed and is providing better and better . . .

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