The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century [EPUB]
30 September 2016, 02:13
2016 | EPUB | 0.43MB
A stirring blueprint for American equality, from the "breakout stars" (The New York Times) of the young new left
Democrat, Republican -- the list of presidential candidates confirms that business is proceeding pretty much as usual. The Future We Want proposes something different. In a sharp, rousing collective manifesto, ten young cultural and political critics dismantle the usual liberal solutions to America's ills and propose a pragmatic alternative.
What would finance look like without Wall Street? Or the workplace with responsibility shared by the entire workforce? From a campaign to limit work hours, to a program for full employment, to proposals for a new feminism, The Future We Want has the courage to think of alternatives that are both utopian and possible.
Brilliantly clear and provocative, The Future We Want -- edited by Jacobin magazine founder Bhaskar Sunkara and the Nation's Sarah Leonard -- harnesses the energy and creativity of an angry generation and announces the arrival of a new political left that not only protests but plans.
Zac Versus Sadiq: The fight to become London Mayor [AZW3]
30 September 2016, 01:59
2016 | AZW3 | 0.4MB
Some thought it would be a dull affair. But the contest between multi-millionaire Conservative Zac Goldsmith and Labour’s council estate-raised Sadiq Khan to become London’s new mayor in May 2016 was never that. Instead, it became a fierce, sometimes bitter and yet illuminating one set amid the British capital’s stubborn poverty, towering wealth, triumphant growth and nagging fears about Islamist terror.
Where Bears Roam The Streets [EPUB]
29 September 2016, 15:01
2014 | EPUB | 1.3MB
Jeff Parker went to Russia intending to write a book about the country’s resurgence as a major global superpower under President Vladimir Putin and about the emergence, for perhaps the first time in history, of a Russian middle class. But Russia tends to resist any attempt to pin it down. In the midst of the social and financial upheaval of the years that followed, the answers Parker sought only raised more questions: What was Russia? How did it work? How did people live? And how could they eat kholodetz (meat jelly)?
As tensions strain once again between Russia and the West, Parker looks beyond the global politics to the heart of everyday life by giving us the story of his friendship with Igor, a barkeep and draft dodger. Igor is not the model perestroika-generation man nor some kind of Putin-era everyman; he is, like The Dude in The Big Lebowski, a man for his time and place. He is the metaphor for a Russia in crisis, and, as Keith Gessen wrote, “his story is the story of Russia over the last twenty years.” Where Bears Roam the Streets gives a moving account of a friendship between two people who grew up on the opposing sides of the Cold War and paints a smart, funny, revealing portrait of a country that continues to beguile.