Virtual Event: John Judis + Peter Dreier | Book Soup

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
9:00pm — 10:00pm

"A pragmatic view of systemic social change."
Kirkus Reviews

As the pandemic depression lays bare the failure of market capitalism worldwide, and as protesters flood the streets in unprecedented numbers seeking racial and economic equality, you can find something in common among many of those disillusioned with the way things are—socialism. How did this happen? Why now?

John Judis, himself a veteran of socialist movements, explores how an ideology thought to be long dead has taken hold as a broad movement among younger people dissatisfied with mainstream politics both on the right and the left, in America, Great Britain, and elsewhere in Europe and the world. From Karl Marx to Eduard Bernstein, Eugene Debs to Victor Berger, Bernie Sanders to Jeremy Corbyn, The Socialist Awakening chronicles the rebirth of an idea driven by a rising anti-capitalist resentment among those looking to reclaim public power over the direction of private enterprise—an idea that has become urgent in the wake of the pandemic and the economic depression.

Join us on Tuesday, October 6, at 6 p.m. PST. Please register in advance here.

https://www.booksoup.com/event/2020-10

John B. Judis is Editor-At-Large at Talking Points Memo and author of many books, including The Socialist Awakening: What's Different Now About The Left, The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against GlobalizationThe Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European PoliticsGenesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origin of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and The Emerging Democratic Majority, co-written with Ruy Teixeira. He has written for numerous publications, including The New RepublicThe National JournalThe New York Times MagazineMother Jones, and The Washington Post. Born in Chicago, he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Silver Spring, MD.

Peter Dreier is an urban policy analyst, author, liberal commentator and college political science professor. He is the Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. His books include We Own the Future: Democratic Socialism – American Style (The New Press, 2020) and  The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (Nation Books, 2012).

 

 

 

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"A pragmatic view of systemic social change." —Kirkus Reviews As the pandemic depression lays bare the failure of market capitalism worldwide, and as protesters flood the streets in unprecedented numbers seeking racial and economic equality, you can find something in common among many of those disillusioned with the way things are—socialism. How did this happen?… more

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