Books: The Next American Revolution
Why I am recommending this book:
These days there seems to be no shortage of bad news. Doom and gloom are every where as stories of hard times brought on by unnecessary greed have left people afraid of what the future might hold. Grace Lee Boggs challenges the reader to embrace a new America by realizing that each of us individually has something to contribute and that together we can make changes in our own communities that will lead to a brighter tomorrow.
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.