Living in A World That Can't Be Fixed
Reimagining Counterculture TodayBook - 2019
""This is a book about counterculture, and that's a problem..." So begins Curtis White's thrilling call for the revitalization of counterculture today. The problem, White argues, is twofold: first, most of us think of counterculture as a phenomenon stuck in the 1960s, and, second, what passes as counterculture today . . . simply isn't. Nevertheless, a reimagined counterculture is our best hope to save the planet, bypass social antagonisms, and create the world we actually want to live in. Now. White--"the most inspiringly wicked social critic of the moment" (Will Blythe, Elle)--shows how the products of our so-called resistance, from Ken Burns to Black Panther, rarely offer a meaningful challenge to power, and how our loyalty to the "American Lifestyle" is self-defeating and keeps us from making any real social change. The result is an inspiring case for practicing civil disobedience as a way of life, and a clear vision for a better world--full of play, caring, and human connection."--Jacket flap.