Michael Goldstein reads from his new book, Return of the Light: A Political Fable in Which the American People Retake Their Country.
Michael Parenti, author of The Face of Imperialism and Contrary Notions, hails the book as “a utopian Looking Backward analysis of society and how a prosperous, equitable politico-economy can be created. Clearly written, hopeful and useful for those interested in building a real democracy.”
Don Hazen, Executive Editor of Alternet, notes that the book “catalogues the failures of consumer capitalism and the future solutions, at the same time and place — a very encouraging read, in a time of little optimism.”
It is the night of the Winter Solstice in 2120. At one of thousands of community gatherings across the United States, a storyteller does the annual retelling of how, back in 2023, a decade-long movement culminated in the people taking over their own government, making it a means for mobilizing their collective power to promote peace, social justice, environmental responsibility, and a society hospitable to the needs of the human spirit.
Part vision of the road forward for today's concerned citizens, part organizing tool, Return of the Light is a wonderful source of hope and inspiration.
Michael Goldstein blogs in the Huffington Post and OpenSalon.com, focusing on the need to move beyond the teeter-totter of the two-party system and the means to do so. Goldstein works as a mediator and death-penalty appeals lawyer in Northern California
Added to the calendar on Monday Nov 11th, 2013 12:33 PM