Remake the World: Essays, Reflections, Rebellions | Astra Taylor
200 pages | Haymarket Books
Astra Taylor, a leading intellectual and organizer on the left discusses the growing appeal of socialism in a world with such extreme economic inequality. She looks at how to get the most out of organizing meetings and why listening as a critical component of democracy.
The book also examines corporate attempts to use technology and the fear of automation to further exploit workers.
Finally Taylor looks at the future and the climate catastrophe in a capitalist world that only sees the world through the lens of the short-term profits. She argues for the need to extend rights to nature by fighting to counteract profit-seeking ventures with real democracy.
"Whenever I read Astra Taylor, I never want to stop. Affable and curious, she invites readers with her on a relentless exploration of the most crucial questions facing the left, and really humanity, today. But don't let the congeniality fool you, Taylor is a radical working to remake our world. She writes for us, the ordinary and hungry public, searching for ideas that make sense of our desires for a better world. Rooted in rigorous study, deep questioning and powerful and persuasive argument, Taylor latest, Remake the World, is further evidence that she is the people's public intellectual." --Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
"Astra Taylor's crystalline writing is on full display in this collection of penetrating and profound essays, curated and necessary for these troubled times." --Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz