Imagine: A Socialist Vision for the 21st Century

Imagine: A Socialist Vision for the 21st Century

by TommySheridan (Author), Alan Mc Coombes (Author)

Synopsis

In this work, free from jargon and dogma, Tommy Sheridan MSP and Alan McCoombes map out their political, social and cultural vision for Scotland and beyond in the 21st century. Examining the advances that have been made in all walks of life during the 20th century - in such diverse fields as science, health, manufacturing, food production, education, information technology and telecommunications, as well as culturally - the authors have concluded that the free market economic system is unable to utilize these advancements for the greater good of society, and worse, has been unable to tackle even the most basic world problems of hunger, poverty, homelessness and war. Their conclusions are ominous for the champions of profit and greed but offer hope to all those who can foresee the major economic, environmental, and social catastrophes which inevitably lie ahead if global capitalism is left unchallenged.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Publisher: Rebel inc.
Published: 11 Nov 2000

ISBN 10: 1841950564
ISBN 13: 9781841950563

Author Bio
Tommy Sheridan (born 1964) is a Scottish socialist politician. He was elected to Scottish parliament in 1999 and re-elected in 2003. He left the Scottish Socialist Party in 2006. He has had various prominent roles within the socialist movement in Scotland and is currently one of two co-convenors of the left-wing Scottish political party Solidarity. Alan McCombes is a freelance writer and journalist and previously editor of the Scottish Socialist Voice. A founder member of the Scottish Socialist Party, he was an executive member of the party and also its national press and policy co-ordinator. He lives in Glasgow.