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Build it Now : Socialism for the Twenty-first Century - Michael A. Lebowitz

Build it Now

Socialism for the Twenty-first Century

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2006
ISBN: 9781583671467
Number Of Pages: 128

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Build It Now puts 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 Now is 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.

The needs of capital versus the needs of human beingsp. 13
Ideology and economic developmentp. 31
The knowledge of a better worldp. 43
Reclaiming a socialist visionp. 53
Socialism doesn't drop from the skyp. 61
Seven difficult questionsp. 73
The revolution of radical needs : behind the Bolivarian choice of a socialist pathp. 85
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ISBN: 9781583671467
ISBN-10: 1583671463
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: Monthly Review Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25