Ted’s Books

Love Refuses to Quit: Climate Change and Social Change in the 21st Century

On December 1, 2009, I finished my second book manuscript, and I am very pleased to be able to put it up here for anyone who would like to read it while I look for a publisher.

This book was written primarily in response to the passage of federal climate legislation in the House of Representatives in June of 2009 that was woefully weak. A good case can be made that it would be better to go back to the drawing boards and come up with a different kind of climate legislation than for something like this to be passed by the Senate and signed into law. And it’s very likely it will get even worse in the Senate.

Love Refuses to Quit is my personal response to this failure of vision and leadership on the part of the Democrats who control the White House and the U.S. Congress as well as, to be honest, most national environmental groups and the progressive movement generally.

Here’s what author and climate activist Bill McKibben has written about Love Refuses to Quit: “Fascinating reflections on a life spent trying to make this country a better place, and to protect the planet of which it is a part. This is a good reminder of the depth and hardship of these struggles–thank heaven there are some people who refuse to quit!”

I welcome constructive criticism and input from readers.

Chapter One: James Lovelock and the End Times – Read Chapter
Chapter Two: Keeping It Together Personally – Read Chapter
Chapter Three: Fasting for Our Future – Read Chapter
Chapter Four: Building a New (Old) Culture Within the Shell of the Old (Decaying) – Read Chapter
Chapter Five: If You Want a Revolution, Start with a Clean Energy One – Read Chapter
Chapter Six: Tactics to Get to a New Society – Read Chapter
Chapter Seven: Government of, by and for the People and the Earth – Read Chapter

Future Hope: A Winning Strategy for a Just Society

In the late 1990’s Ted wrote a book, “Future Hope: A Winning Strategy for a Just Society.” Here is what Howard Zinn said about this book:

“Ted Glick’s Future Hope is a bold attempt, provocative and intelligent, to lay out the strategy and tactics of a new revolutionary movement in this country. It draws on the wisdom of important thinkers and applies that to the unique conditions of our time. Further, it insists on combining the spiritual and and the political, the personal and universal, and dares to suggest what a good society might look like in the future.”

Ted describes the book in its introduction as “based upon research and writing that I did between 1993 and 1997, but more fundamentally it is based upon my 32 years of political activism [as of year 2000]. What was my purpose in writing this book? The first purpose was entirely personal: to clarify my thinking about what I have learned over these past 30 years of activism, what I believe is necessary if future generations are to see a different country and a different world. Indeed, I am convinced that unless we succeed in our awesome task of transforming this society in fundamental ways, there may not be a future worth living in.

“The times are urgent: to have hope for the future, we need a winning strategy for a just society, and we need to come together now to create the political movement, organizations and alliances that will make that strategy real. I pray that this book is of value in this crucial set of objectives.”

The book is 93 pages long and consists of eight chapters:

-Love and Socialism
-The Danger of Reformism (Not Reforms)
-A Popular Alliance as the Way Forward
-Class Structure and a Popular Alliance
-Down with the Two Corporate-Dominated Parties
-A New Society: What Would It Look Like?
-Organizational Questions
-Tactics for a New Society

Copies are available for $10.00, including postage and shipping.  Contact Ted at indpol@igc.org to order one.

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