Bhaskar Sunkara's The Socialist Manifesto, with Sasha Lilley

May 13, 2019

Join us as Bhaskar Sunkara discusses his new book with Sasha Lilley.

This event is a fundraiser for KPFA Radio, co-sponsored by Jacobin Magazine and East Bay DSA.

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.

Advance tickets $12; $15 at the door.

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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.

Sasha Lilley is the editor of Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult. She is also a contributor to the Turbulence Collective’s What Would it Mean to Win?, and a co-founder and host of the Pacifica Radio program Against the Grain.

Accessibility: The building and bathrooms are wheelchair-accessible. 


When: May 13, 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: First Church Berkeley 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704
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