Republican Senator Jim DeMint is warning people about…..
The Case for Socialism
a book by Alan Maass. Come hear Maass (also editor of socialistworker.org) speak tonight at Barnard!
Tuesday, April 27th 7:30pm
Barnard College at 117th & Broadway
Diana Center – Lower Level, Room 104
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) thinks there’s a spectre of Socialism haunting America. In his new book, DeMint, toast of the Tea Partiers, cites Alan Maass’ The Case for Socialism to explain the evils of using the wealth of society to ensure the well-being of us all. (http://socialistworker.org/2010/04/26/jim-demints-freedom-fraud)
Unfortunately for us, Senator DeMint is wrong. The election of Obama has not ushered in Socialism. The wealth of society, instead of being used to meet people’s needs, is currently going to things like bailing out Wall Street and subsidising healthcare insurance companies.
We still live in a world of poverty, war, and environmental devastation. A world where living standards for working people plummet while an elite few enjoy lives of unbelievable wealth and power. Something different—an alternative to capitalism—is desperately needed.
Come hear Maass make the case for real socialism: a society built from the bottom up through the struggles of ordinary people against exploitation, oppression, and injustice—one in which people come before profit. A society based on the principles of equality, democracy, and freedom.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 585.278.4855
More about the book:
The Case for Socialism, by SocialistWorker.org editor Alan Maass, proposes socialism. A society built from the bottom up through the struggles of ordinary people against exploitation, oppression, and injustice—one in which people come before profit. A society based on the principles of equality, democracy, and freedom.
“Is socialism an impossible, discredited dream or the only realistic path for human survival? If you’re not sure of the answer, or are just curious about what the left really believes in, you need to read Maass. He’s the Tom Paine of the contemporary American left.”
— Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums
“This is a vivid, fluent, and rare book about socialism for those uninterested in tracts and excited by new prospects.”
— John Pilger, author of Freedom Next Time: Resisting the Empire