Build it now: socialism for the twenty-first century

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Monthly Review Press, 2006 - 127 pages
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Build It Nowputs forward a clear and innovative vision of a socialist future, and at the same time shows how concrete steps can be taken to make that vision a reality. It shows how the understanding of capitalism can itself become a political act--a defense of the real needs of human beings against the ongoing advance of capitalist profit.Throughout the book, Lebowitz addresses the concerns of people engaged in struggle to create a better world, but aware that this struggle must be informed by the realities of the twenty-first century. Many chapters of the book began life as addresses to worker organizations in Venezuela, where worker self-management is on the agenda. Written by an eminent academic, this is far more than an academic treatise. The book brings an internationalist outlook and vast knowledge of global trends to bear on concrete efforts to transform contemporary society.Build It Nowis a testament to the ongoing vitality of the Marxist tradition, drawing on its deep resources of analytical insight and moral passion and fusing them into an essential guide to the struggles of our time.

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Review: Build It Now: Socialism for the Twenty-First Century

Avis d'utilisateur  - Kyle - Goodreads

A good cursory introduction to Marxism and political economy in general for those relatively new to the fields. Unfortunately the book is that and only that, leaving one wishing that he would go even ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: Build It Now: Socialism for the Twenty-First Century

Avis d'utilisateur  - Dimitra - Goodreads

Like a priest preaching to children - only it's socialism instead of christianism: 1.says nothing new. 2.Sacrifices the complexity of every single concept for the sake of being understood. 3.Depicts ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Introduction
9
Ideology and Economic Development
31
The Knowledge of a Better World
43
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Michael Lebowitz is professor emeritus of economics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, and the author of Beyond Capital: Marx’s Political Economy of the Working Class, winner of the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize for 2004, and Build It Now: Socialism for the Twenty-First Century. He is Director, Programme in Transformative Practice and Human Development, Centro Internacional Miranda, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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