Bhaskar Sunkara: The Socialist Manifesto with Amber Frost
Tuesday April 30: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event.
The success of Bernie Sanders's 2016 presidential campaign revived a political idea many had thought dead. But what, exactly, is socialism? And what would a socialist system in America look like? In The Socialist Manifesto, Bhaskar Sunkara explores socialism's history since the mid-1800s and presents a realistic vision for its future. The editor of Jacobin magazine, Sunkara shows that socialism, though often seen primarily as an economic system, in fact offers the means to fight all forms of oppression, including racism and sexism. The ultimate goal is not Soviet-style planning, but to win rights to healthcare, education, and housing, and to create new democratic institutions in workplaces and communities. A primer on socialism for the 21st century, this is a book for anyone seeking an end to the vast inequities of our age.
Join us as Bhaskar Sunkara discusses his new book with Chapo Trap House co-host and Baffler contributor Amber Frost! This event will be filmed by CSPAN's Book TV.
Bhaskar Sunkara is the founder and editor of Jacobin, which he launched in 2010 as an undergraduate at George Washington University. He has written for the New York Times, Le Monde, VICE, and the Washington Post. Sunkara lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Amber A’Lee Frost is a writer, journalist and co-host of the Chapo Trap House podcast.