Synopses & Reviews
Cultural Writing. "The last few years have seen the growth of unprecedented international movement of protest against the forms of "globalization" designed by state-corporate power, with constructive ideas about reorienting it in the interests of the vast majority of the population. Some go beyond, seeking a world in which authoritarian and repressive structures will be dismantled, and workplace and community will be under popular control. In this quest, Michael Albert's work has been noteworthy for its broad vision, thoughtful concern, and detailed analysis of the real problems that arise in implementing social and economic arrangements that might bring such far-reaching goals closer to reality" -- Noam Chomsky. In MOVING FORWARD, Michael Albert lays out a vision and strategy which give anti-capitalism a positive content.
If not capitalism, then what? Something's not working, but there's a dearth of material on what could be right - and more important how to change things. Laying out strategy & vision for his "participatory economics," Albert argues that we must change the way we view work & wages and restructure our workplaces so that everyone can become involved in controlling their working lives. The third in his "Forward" books is written in clear language and will be of interest to those just beginning to question capitalist logic & to experienced activists. Using real-world examples, Albert offers today's political discontents a valuable tool.
Michael Albert is a co-founder of both South End Press and Z magazine and lives in Woods Hole.
A What Is to Be Done? for activists in the aftermath of the Seattle WTO demos.