Richard Swift is former editor of New Internationalist Magazine and author of the No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy. In 2011 he won the Daniel Singer Millenium Prize for an original essay which helps further socialist ideas.
Swift guides his reader through a troubling political history of 20th Century capitalism and its stunted alternatives. He then explores ways out of our death trap known as business-as-usual. A genuine invitation to both dream and recover from a nightmare. Federico Demaria, Research and Degrowth Richard Swift's S.O.S.: Alternatives to Capitalism makes a major contribution to changing the parameters of political debate. It helps us move beyond the pseudo-alternatives of the political mainstream and begin to work for the kind of change we can believe in without being delusional. John P Clark, Professor of Philosophy; Loyola I came away from S.O.S.with the comforting sense that there was an enjoyable world before capitalism and there can be one after. Barbara Garson, playwright and author of Down the Up escalator: How the 99% live Richard Swift's thoroughly researched and timely book takes a much-needed view of the alternatives that existed - and still exist - beyond capitalism. Jaideep Hardikar, journalist and author of A village Awaits Doomsday Commendably judicious - With S.O.S.: Alternatives to Capitalism, Swift joins a growing strand of 21st-century literature that explores radically different ways of organizing our economy and politics. Cy Gonick, founder and long-time editor of Canadian Dimension magazine