The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century
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About the Author
Sarah Leonard is a senior editor at the Nation, as well as editor of the online journal The New Inquiry and of Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America. Leonard, who lives in New York, has written for n+1, Bookforum, and Dissent.
Bhaskar Sunkara is the founder of Jacobin, a political quarterly, and a contributor to In These Times. Sunkara and Jacobin have been featured on MSNBC and in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Slate. He lives in New York.
"Those who think that today's young adults are so mesmerized by social media that they cannot think broadly about the public good should think again. Here are a bevy of young radicals who offer powerful critiques of the state of our society today, and offer radical alternatives. They cover a wide range of issues, from education and policing to economic policy, but the common theme is thinking about how to make the United States a genuine democracy. At a time of frozen, unresponsive politics, these are voices that deserve a hearing."
--Eric Foner, author of Reconstruction
"There's an old joke that says it's easier to imagine the end of all life on earth than a modest change to capitalism. The Future We Want proves this joke doesn't apply to an emerging generation of leftist intellectuals who are ready to radically reimagine the political and economic status quo. Leonard and Sunkara have done a public service by compiling an inspiring program for a better world, one grounded in pragmatism but ultimately aimed at utopia."
--Astra Taylor, author of The People's Platform