[KINDLE] ✓ The Case for Socialism | By ✓ Alan Maass Howard Zinn #2020

  • Title: The Case for Socialism
  • Author: Alan Maass Howard Zinn
  • ISBN: 9781931859097
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Case for Socialism By Alan Maass Howard Zinn Vivid and urgent prose Jeffrey St ClairMass argues that another world a socialist world is possible, one in which people come before profit and working people control society democratically, putting the world s resources to meeting human needs.
    Alan Maass Howard Zinn
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    The Case for Socialism By Alan Maass Howard Zinn


    I m giving this book five stars not because I agree with the author s analysis or conclusions, but because it was well written and honest Socialism, of course, has become a word that s analogous to child molester or terrorist in our nation s current political discourse, and for understandable reasons socialism communism is responsible for the deaths of than 100 million human beings in the last century To this day, the economic systems of places like China and North Korea continue to spread oppr [...]

    Steven Yenzer
    This book should be called The Case Against Capitalism The majority of the pages are pointed toward criticism of capitalism, which, although interesting, was not what I hoped I would get out of this book.

    Mark Lewis
    How discouraging it must be for socialists that this book presumes to make their case I have no idea what the views of the larger socialist community are regarding its content, but I can t understand how it results in anything but a net loss for the ideology With socialism still being somewhat of a dirty word in America, I enjoy reading its proponents put forth their best arguments for embracing it and judging whether or not it deserves to be demonized the way it has been.The book relies heavily [...]

    This book is a good primer for those that are angry with the current system, the status quo and would like to consider an alternative.I like it because growing up in the US, there has historically been enormous stigma associated with the word Socialism, think camps, gulag, USSR, bread lines, papers required for travel etc.Alan Maass speaks to those who have never delved into the actual nuts and bolts of Marxist thought but are at the point where they recognize the reality that the current system [...]

    Steve Comstock
    Four stars for being quite good at what it claims to be a beginner s guide to Socialism.I had some faults with it, there was a lot of argument from anecdotal evidence and sometimes it was a bit overly emotional But Maass offers a thought provoking introductory argument in favor of Socialism He was approachable and resonant The cherries on top were the bibliography always a rating raiser for me and the very interesting essay by Howard Zinn included as an afterward.

    Corbin Routier
    The intention of the book is to persuade the reader against Capitalism and towards the sharing of wealth, i.e Socialism It overplays the merits of Socialism in a very idealistic form as it also downplays Capitalism in a very idealistic form This said, it does provide a very good basis for the over concentration of wealth in the world According to Forbes, the world s 793 billionaires as of 2009 still had a combined worth of 2.4 trillion That s twice the combined GDP of all the countries of sub Sa [...]

    Camille McCarthy
    A modern introduction to Socialism, which tells why it is an idea which should be revisited now that we live in a time of abundance while a large number of people live in abject poverty without basic needs At times reading this felt like reading propaganda, because it is a short book and only gives a bare overview of the ideas without much nuance and detail In that way it is a great introduction but further reading would be required in order to really get a good grasp of the ideas presented and [...]

    If you ve been noticing, as I have lately, how often the term socialism keeps popping up in news articles, blogs, political debates, etc it might be a good idea to read this book Of course, the term is usually used by Republicans and Democrats even as a form of slander, but the unusual to me reiteration of the term kept making me suspicious that deep down perhaps many wealthy, powerful government officials and corporate CEOs are really voicing their fear an eruption of socialist values or even t [...]

    Diana Hernandez
    Like many others who have reviewed this book before me, I believe that the title does not adequately describe the argument that Alan Maass presents in his book, The Case for Socialism Although the argument specifically FOR socialism isn t quite so strong, his case against capitalism is well constructed It is a great read for anyone interested in leftist ideology especially as a starting point for someone who is just beginning to dabble into socialist literature However, one thing that bugged me [...]

    This book is written in journalistic style, so it is very accessible to read It does not explain Marxism in detail but it does explain why capitalism is destructive and is not beneficial for working class and poor people Maass does indeed make a case for socialism, but his book could use a few chapters on that topic Many people these days are interested in what socialism is all about, so we need books also blogs, videos, podcasts, daily commentary like this in order to explain how socialism c [...]

    Amy Wolf
    I really enjoyed this book, which examines the brutality inequality of our present capitalist society and frames an alluring alternative Not just a pie in the sky affirmation of socialism, the book also presents realistic ways to implement socialism by using the power of the masses to organize, strike, and plan Not for right wing hysterics who scream Socialism at someone as mainstream as Obama, for for the thoughtful reader who seeks an alternative to our present corrupt, rotten rule of the One [...]

    Adam Ross
    As a lot of other reviewers and readers have noted, this is accurately titled What s Bad about Captialism, rather than What s awesome about Socialism, but the last few chapters do begin to set out a positive case for it, which I found fascinating The discussion of the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union actually not being socialist at all was captivating and I am now much interested in reading up on that historical period than before.

    Most of the book is fairly dry and not terribly inspiring The last two sections If There Is No Struggle, There is No Progress and Howard Zinn s afterword , however, are the exception to this and largely redeem the slow plod through the first 2 3rds of the short book.

    Justin Wu
    This book gives a brief introduction to modern socialist ideas However, my problem with the book is that although it has pointed out many problems with the capitalist world, it does not provide much solutions to it The author does a good job in destructing but not in reconstructing.

    Emily Shaw
    A good introduction and overview for the need for socialist thought and organization in contemporary society Read the final section, What Else to Read and fill up your queue with Zinn, D Amato, Hallas, Draper, Smith, Wolf, Shawki and others published by Haymarket Books.

    More an indictment of capitalism than a case for socialism I still liked it Well written and compelling in its own way.

    Richard Cripps
    A book that fails to live up to its title and instead offers a convincing critique on free market exploitation.

    Joe Chaves
    A great introduction to socialism It was very understandable and modern And I recommend it to anybody that doesn t understand what socialism is.

    Amazing Defines socialism for a new generation that often lumps together Marxism and Socialism into one category.

    Like a pamphlet gone on too long Good on making an emotional argument Bad on facts to back it up.

    Andrea Bartlett
    clear and concise, a good introduction to the concept of socialism.


    for a book that i completely disagree with it makes some good points

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