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Vol. 81/No. 7      February 20, 2017


Book review: Read ‘Is Socialist Revolution in the
US Possible?’

The brief review below of Is Socialist Revolution in the US Possible? appeared in the Midwest Book Review in its January 2017 Wisconsin Bookwatch newsletter.

In the pages of “Is Socialist Revolution in the US Possible?: A Necessary Debate Among Working People” Mary-Alice Waters (a leader of the American Socialist Workers party) is an unhesitating Yes is the answer to the question that comprises her book’s title. Waters maintains that while a socialist revolution in the United States is possible, it is not inevitable. That future depends on the American people. “Is Socialist Revolution in the US Possible?” is a definitive contribution to the growing discussion among working people everywhere who are looking for a way forward in the face of sharpening capitalist crisis and spreading wars. Fighting for a society only working people can create, it is our own capacities we will discover, not the rulers’ false image of us, an image that reflects their own guilt and fear. A thoughtful and thought-provoking read, “Is Socialist Revolution in the US Possible?” should be a part of every community, college, and university library Contemporary Political Science collection and supplemental studies reading list.  
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