George Novack brings you the sweep of history--and an understanding of what is required to change it. He points out that capitalism is one of the shortest-lived economic systems. Its transportation to the Western Hemisphere was accomplished only with the introduction of chattel slavery, the destruction of many indigenous peoples, and the imposition of feudal conditions on many others in Latin America. Capitalism has produced good things, also, as well as bad, Novack points out. "But the most valuable thing it has produced is the industrial working class," a power that has the potential to end capitalism and its system of minority rule. Novack outlines how leaders emerge in the working class and the role of the individual in history-making. Novack presents complex ideas in a very readable style. You won't get this view of history in a high school or college classroom.