[ Kindle ePUB / PDF ] The Next American Revolution by Grace Lee Boggs


  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • The Next American Revolution
  • Grace Lee Boggs
  • English
  • 06 March 2017
  • 9780520269248
The Next American Revolution

The Next American Revolution summary Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub download Ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¼ Grace Lee Boggs Grace Lee Boggs ¼ 9 characters 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 crea. 375Well written informative easy to follow Grace was very very smart However we have differing views on why we do this work and reading her critiues of victimization coming from oppressed people rubbed me the wrong way

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The Next American Revolution summary Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub download Ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¼ Grace Lee Boggs Grace Lee Boggs ¼ 9 characters Te 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 She draws from seven decades of activist experience and a rigorous commitment to critical thinking to r. I m looking forward to discussing this book in depth or at least attempting to during the salon that I read it for I really was in lockstep with her on some major points and no where on the same planet that she resides on other key points It wasn t exactly theoretical but it was far from concrete And some of the contradictions were less than helpful Utopian but also real in some ways I know This was written before the presidential candidate receiving the most votes failing to be elected Hill not Gore Sofactoring that into the conversation on this book is going to be sumpthin And if she said being the change you wish to see ONE MORE TIME Gandhi didn t even say that and he was certainly given the light treatment in this book Argh Like I said I was with her and then not on and off throughout I hope if I m around 90 and I really don t plan on being here that long I still possess and articulate solutions whatever others may make of them And that goes whether they make a movement or a mockery out of said solutions I m unsure if this is a testament to her life or to action but people are taking it as both so they say So be it She did say it all may go to shit before results can be cultivated effectively I m paraphrasing

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The Next American Revolution summary Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub download Ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¼ Grace Lee Boggs Grace Lee Boggs ¼ 9 characters Edefine “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. I appreciate the compassionate approach to activism taken by Grace Lee Boggs So much productive to focus on what can be accomplished than to get dragged down by opposition The missing link for me however was the economic component I understand that Dr Boggs wants us to get beyond our environmentally damaging soul sucking focus on getting stuff At the same time the reality we live in reuires that we earn money to afford safe housing and provide us with adeuate healthy food and other necessities There is a substantial segment of the population whose wages are so low that even with full time work they still ualify and need food stamps to feed their families While the movement to grow our own food as discussed in her Detroit urban farms chapter is laudable and will provide fresh produce for those involved in the community gardens and urban farms not everyone has the time or inclination to grow their own food Plus where is the incentive to motivate those who consume the most to make do with lessA euitable distribution of wealth would go a lot further to solve our hunger issues than building gardens Plus if we consider community to be the larger community of states and nation we would hope for a sustainable food system that can healthfully feed our nation so that the non agriculturally inclined can earn a suitable living providing goods and services that creatively serve us For something truly revolutionary we need to think beyond returning to a agrarian way of life I m interested in hearing ideas that would motivate all segments of our society especially those who consume at the highest levels to move away from our consumer focused model to creative and profitable ways to contribute to a sustainable national community