The Next American Revolution: Grace Lee Boggs

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the 21st Century
A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis–political, economical, and environmental–and shows how to create the radical social change we need to confront new realities.
A vibrant, inspirational force, Boggs has participated in all of the twentieth century’s major social movements–for civil rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, and more. She draws from seven decades of activist experience, and a rigorous commitment to critical thinking, to redefine “revolution” for our times. From her home in Detroit, she reveals how hope and creativity are overcoming despair and decay within the most devastated urban communities. Her book is a manifesto for creating alternative modes of work, politics, and human interaction that will collectively constitute the next American Revolution.
Rich Feldman
This review is from: The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century (Hardcover)

If you are watching or participating in the events in Wisconsin, NJ, Ohio or Michigan, this book will challenge you to think about becoming a leader rather than a cheerleader. In the book, The Next American Revolution:Sustainable Activism in the 21 Century, Grace Lee Boggs and Scott Kurashige help us move from defensive protest thinking to the work of creating a cultural revolution and to creating parallel structures for an American Dream of the 21 Century. […]
Too many on the left and among progressive forces are on the defensive. Fighting Back is not enough…This short book will become a foundation for thinking to guide movements in the 21 Century. Grace develops theory from practice and puts forward a vision to transform ourselves and our society. What can we learn from Martin and Malcom? These are the times to grow our souls? What can we learn from the crisis and pioneering practice in Detroit? What does a paradigm shift in education mean for our children and our communities? Grace and Scott end with a chapter entitled: “We are the Leaders we’ve been looking for! […]
This book is the basis for study circles in our unions, churches, community organizations, family circles and in our highschools and our colleges. In times of movement and great change, we need to think as well as act. This book unites thinking, reflection and doing.


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