Over the last decade, author and
activist Astra Taylor has helped shift the national conversation on
topics including technology, inequality, indebtedness, and democracy.
The essays collected here reveal the range and depth of her thinking,
with Taylor tackling the rising popularity of socialism, the problem
of automation, the politics of listening, the possibility of rights
for the natural and non-human world, the future of the university,
the temporal challenge of climate catastrophe, and more. Addressing
some of the most pressing social problems of our day, Taylor invites
us to imagine how things could be different while never losing sight
of the strategic question of how change actually happens.
Curious and searching, these
historically informed and hopeful essays are as engaging as they are
challenging and as urgent as they are timeless. Taylor 's unique
philosophical style has a political edge that speaks directly to the
growing conviction that a radical transformation of our economy and
society is required.