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New PSL Book
Why Socialism?

WhySocialism_250The Party for Socialism and Liberation is proud to announce the publication of the spring 2008 issue of the quarterly Socialism and Liberation. The issue features 131 pages of analysis of the theory of socialism, the historical experiences of revolution and the features of capitalism that make socialism an urgent necessity.

This issue is published in a beautiful book format. It is the second in the new 5.5' x 8.5' format, and is bound with a spine. Order a copy for yourself, a family member, or a friend.

Table of Contents

I. Why socialism? A goal and a program for victory 

II. The development of socialist ideas
 -- The first modern socialists: utopian? The means, not the goal
 -- The Communist Manifesto: A guide to changing the world
 -- The 'dictatorship of the proletariat:' How can the working class defend its revolution?
 -- The goal of socialism: Peace and equality amid plenty

III. Historical experience and socialist revolution
 -- Rebellion and the need for organization
 -- What difference can a socialist revolution make?
 -- Don't stop with reforms! Reaching beyond the existing social order
 -- Anarchism: What is militancy without a winning program?
 -- Socialism and the legacy of the Soviet Union  

IV. Burning issues: Why Socialism?
 -- The absurdity of capitalist overproduction: A glut of homes in a sea of homelessness
 -- Dismantle the racist prison system!
 -- Eradicating the scourage of racism from U.S. society
 -- Can sexism be eliminated under capitalism?
 -- Insuring the rights won by the LGBT movement

V. En espanol: Por que el socialismo?

This book is being used for study groups around the country. Consider ordering multiple copies and use it for collective study.

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