Friday, June 10, 2011

Grace Lee Boggs on the Next American Revolution

Above: Grace Lee Boggs and Scott Kurashige discuss The Next American Revolution at the Brecht Forum in NYC

Grace Lee Boggs has been part of pretty much every progressive movement of the modern age. At 95, she shows little sign of slowing down. In her new book The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, she lays out how we can make real that other world the slogans tells us is possible. My review of it is posted on the current events blog Deliberately Considered. (Click here to read it.) The book is required reading for anyone interested in the future of Detroit in the age of late capital and especially for cultural producers (some of whom go by the appellation "artists") who want to engage the public sphere.

Other useful links:
Grace Lee Boggs and Monthly Review editor John Bellamy Foster discussing the financial meltdown of 2008 on Demcracy Now! (September 17, 2009)

Grace Lee Boggs on Bill Moyers Journal (June 15, 2007)