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Friday, July 7 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA

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Climate change is accelerating, working-class living standards are declining, and the right wing is feeling emboldened. Meanwhile, women’s rights are under attack and the racist prison system continues to lock up millions in the U.S. But it’s not enough to condemn capitalism as the root cause of our suffering—we need to imagine what life could be like in the United States if we had economic, as well as a real political, democracy, and figure out the strategies for how to get there. Leading socialist and revolutionary thinkers and activists will debate and discuss.

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Paul Le Blanc

Professor of History at La Roche College and active in struggles for social and economic justice since the 1960s. Author of such books as "Lenin and the Revolutionary Party" (1990), "From Marx to Gramsci" (1996), and "A Short History of the US Working Class" (1999) – all rece... Read More →
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Michael Smith

Michael Steven Smith is on the board of directors of The Center for Constitutional Rights. Besides being the co-editor of Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA, he is the author or editor of five other books, including Who Killed Che?: How the CIA Got Away with Murder (with Mich... Read More →

Friday July 7, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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