Bhaskar Sunkara's The Socialist Manifesto, with Nikil Saval


May 01, 2019 at 7:00pm - 9pm


Calvary Church
801 S 48th St
Philadelphia, PA 19143
United States

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Join us as Bhaskar Sunkara discusses his new book with n+1 editor Nikil Saval.

The success of Bernie Sanders's 2016 presidential campaign revived a political idea many had thought dead. But what, exactly, is socialism? And what would a socialist system in America look like? In The Socialist Manifesto, Bhaskar Sunkara explores socialism's history since the mid-1800s and presents a realistic vision for its future.

Sunkara shows that socialism, though often seen primarily as an economic system, in fact offers the means to fight all forms of oppression, including racism and sexism. The ultimate goal is not Soviet-style planning, but to win rights to healthcare, education, and housing, and to create new democratic institutions in workplaces and communities.

A primer on socialism for the 21st century, this is a book for anyone seeking an end to the vast inequities of our age.

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Bhaskar Sunkara is the founding editor of Jacobin Magazine, which he launched in 2010 as an undergraduate at George Washington University. He has written for the New York Times, Le Monde, VICE, and the Washington Post.

Nikil Saval is an editor of n+1, and the author of "Cubed: The Secret History of the Workplace."

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