It is the night of the Winter Solstice in 2120. At one of thousands of community gatherings across the United States, a storyteller begins the annual retelling of how, back in 2023, the people took over their own government, making it a means for mobilizing their collective power to promote peace, social justice, environmental responsibility, and a society hospitable to the needs of the human spirit. The storyteller explains the effects of every area of public policy being dominated by corporate interests and why a united movement, led by a new kind of grass-roots organization, was necessary for real change. She tells how, over a period of years, that movement developed to massive proportions and succeeded in creating a nonviolent revolution. Part vision of the road forward for today’s concerned citizens, part organizing tool, Return of the Light is a wonderful source of hope and inspiration.

Praise For Return of the Light

“In these dark days for humanity and the earth, as American capitalism seems unstoppable in its class war on the poor and the American middle class and its reckless destruction of the life-support system of the planet in pursuit of profit for the 1%, Michael Goldstein’s Return of the Light offers a story of hope and a vision of an alternative future. It will nourish the souls of the discouraged and challenge the cynicism of those activists and social change agents who feel defeated.”
—Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor of Tikkun Magazine and Chair, The Network of Spiritual Progressives

Return of the Light is a utopian Looking Backward analysis of society and how a prosperous, equitable politico-economy can be created. Clearly written, hopeful and useful for those interested in building a real democracy.”
—Michael Parenti, author of The Face of Imperialism and Contrary Notions

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