The Future We Want

Radical Ideas for the New Century

Edited by Sarah Leonard and Bhaskar Sunkara

Metropolitan Books

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A stirring blueprint for American equality, from the “breakout stars” (The New York Times) of the young new left

The Occupy movement gave us energy and language, but its critics were quick to ask “What are the ideas?” The Future We Want is the answer. In a sharp, rousing collective manifesto, nineteen cultural and political critics under the age of thirty dismantle the usual liberal solutions to America’s ills and propose something else.

What would finance look like without Wall Street? Or the workplace with responsibility shared by all the workforce? From a campaign to limit work hours, to a program for full employment, to proposals for a new feminism, The Future We Want has the courage to think of alternatives that are both utopian and possible.

Brilliantly clear and provocative, The Future We Want—edited by Jacobin magazine founder Bhaskar Sunkara and The New Inquiry’s Sarah Leonard, both in their twenties—harnesses the energy and creativity of an angry generation and announces the arrival of a new political left that not only protests but plans. 

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Edited by Sarah Leonard and Bhaskar Sunkara

Sarah Leonard is the youngest editor to work at Dissent. She is also the editor of the online journal The New Inquiry and of Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America. Leonard, who lives in New York, has written for n+1, Bookforum, and Dissent. Bhaskar Sunkara is a staff writer at In These Times and the founder of Jacobin, a political quarterly. Sunkara and Jacobin have been featured on MSNBC and in Rolling Stone, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Slate. He lives in New York.

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The Future We Want
Radical Ideas for the New Century
Edited by Sarah Leonard and Bhaskar Sunkara

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
Metropolitan Books
10/14/2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805098297
ISBN10: 0805098291
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$16.00
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