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Any young person who enters the world of progressive politics has had this experience. You meet an arch-conservative and you decide to convince him to join your side. You argue passionately against the powers that be, bringing up labor abuses, unnecessary wars, political corruption, and simple common-sense injustice at every level of society. Your conservative interlocutor agrees with you: these are all problems. But, he asserts: exactly what do you intend to replace capitalism with? Capitalism is, after all, the best system we have.In Anti-Capitalism, activist and scholar Ezequiel Adamovsky gives the lie to the assertion, telling the story of the longstanding effort to build a better world, one without an abusive system at its heart. Backed by arresting, lucid images from the radical artist group United Illustrators, Adamovsky details the struggle against rising corporate power as that struggle unfolds in the halls of academia, in the pages of radical newspapers, in the jungles, and in the streets. From Karl Marx through the Battle of Seattle and beyond, Adamovsky traces the beliefs and politics of the major figures in the anti-capitalist tradition, explores modern experiments in building different ways of living, and in the process, provides an indispensable primer for anyone interested in finding alternatives to the so-called ""best system we have""-and for anyone interested in joining the fight.
- ISBN: 9781609800871