Rethinking Revolution

New Strategies for Democracy and Social Justice The Experiences of Eritrea, South Africa, Palestine & Nicaragua
Rethinking Revolution

Rethinking Revolution recounts the spirited debates among political activists over how to unify and transform their societies, focusing on how new social movements of women and workers are pushing progressive political parties to redefine the way they do politics. He concludes: “Democracy without justice is ritual without substance, but justice without democracy is charity, not change.”

Praise for Rethinking Revolution

  • Rethinking Revolution is a bold and provocative analysis of the possibilities for achieving democracy and justice in this next century.” — Howard Zinn, author, A People’s History of the United States

  • “Dan Connell brings to the study of Africa a rare mix, combining a journalist's passion for addressing contemporary dilemmas with a scholar's care about placing every dilemma in a context, both geographical and historical.” — Mahmood Mamdani, author, Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism

  • “This is a thoughtful, often brilliant, look at the challenges posed by the post-cold-war era, and a necessary guidebook for those who will continue the good fight.” — Margaret Randall, author, Gathering Rage: The Failure of Twentieth Century Revolutions to Develop a Feminist Agenda