Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs: A Midterm Report on My Generation and the Future of Our Super Movement

William Upski Wimsatt. Akashic, $14.95 trade paper (216p) ISBN 978-1-936070-59-6
Longtime political organizer, activist, graffiti artist, and progressive, Wimsatt (No More Prisons) delivers a wake-up call for the millennial generation two years after his seminal Bomb the Suburbs. Wimsatt provides a cogent history of the progressive movement, from the civil rights era to the impending 2010 midterms. He tell us what progressives are doing correctly, what they're doing wrong, and what changes need to be made. It is a cry to mobilize and analyze our existing movements, written in an irreverent, informal style intended for the Twittering, Hip-Hop generation. Serious problems with America's environment and infrastructure are being avoided, Wimsatt argues, and while he's optimistic, he's also realistic about these challenges. Ultimately, Wimsatt's simple advice to be good, become powerful, and do nothing stupid is sound for a political group who seems to eschew power and money, but it's anyone's guess if they'll take it in the spirit that it is given. Still, for a member of the Hip-Hop generation, Wimsatt is adjusting well to being its elder statesman. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 03/28/2011
Release date: 09/01/2010
Genre: Nonfiction
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