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After Libya, Detroit? Grace Lee Boggs’ humanistic revolution

I visited Detroit recently when I attended the Asian American Journalists Association Convention.

But the highlight of the trip was meeting Hall of Fame activist Grace Lee Boggs.

If you are an unabashed capitalist, maybe even a free-market Tea Party-type, you might not give Boggs the benefit of an open mind. 

She’s a radical, maybe the most radical Asian American I know.

And we all know what happens when “socialism” enters into any discussion in America. Witness the debate over universal health care.  In the U.S., there is a low tolerance for Marx, unless you’re talking Groucho.

But Grace Lee Boggs is different. When capitalism fails us (as it is currently),  Boggs has answers.

Read my profile of her: