SAVOY: Social Issues Discussion with Michael Fine (Health Care Revolt) and Frank H. Crandall III (Global Warning: Saving Our Future)

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents a discussion of social issues with Michael Fine, the author of Health Care Revolt, and Frank H. Crandall II, the author of Global Warning: Saving Our Future. They will each discuss their work on climate change and the health care industry before opening up the floor to questions. This event is free and open to the public.

About Health Care Revolt

Today’s deliberations about a revamped health care system are stuck—in need of fresh analysis and a new vision. Health Care Revolt sets out to provide just that and at a most propitious time in U.S. history. Dr. Michael Fine’s manifesto frames the questions more expansively than others before him and offers an impassioned road map for a nation confused about which health care direction to travel. The crux of Dr. Fine’s argument is that the U.S. has put the fate of its health care in the so-called marketplace, where the few profit from the public’s ill health and accelerate the erosion of democracy in the process. Health Care Revolt looks around the world for examples of health care systems that are effective and affordable, pictures such a system for the U.S., and creates a practical playbook for a revolution to protect health and strengthen democracy.

Michael Fine, MD, is a writer, community organizer, physician, and senior health strategist Central Falls, RI and Blackstone Valley Community Health Care. Dr. Bernard Lown is professor emeritus of cardiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and the developer of the direct current defibrillator. He cofounded the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, an organization that won the Nobel Peace Prize. Ariel Lown Lewiton is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the NationalVICE, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere.

About Global Warning

Learning from nature’s lessons, Frank outlines ways we can fight climate change, global warming, and loss of biodiversity while creating a sustainable food system to feed the world’s ever expanding population, meeting our future energy needs and tackling our emerging water crisis. He offers succinct descriptions of the world and nation’s environmental problems, potential solutions, and suggestions each of us can immediately take to make a real difference with our own actions. Global Warning: Saving Our Future is a comprehensive look at issues that threaten our planet’s survival with practical solutions and options for immediate and long-term action. Overcoming the obstacles we face are monumental, yet with a dedicated effort, clear objectives, a national will, inspired leadership, and sustained funding they can, and will, be resolved. Saving Our Future is an introduction to the critical global, national and local issues we face with pragmatic solutions presented in a hopeful, straightforward, and clear style for their accomplishment.

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
Savoy Bookshop & Cafe
10 Canal St
Westerly, RI 02891
Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy—All at the Same Time  Cover Image
By Michael Fine, Bernard Lown (Foreword by), Ariel Lown Lewiton (Foreword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781629635811
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Published: PM Press - September 1st, 2018

Today’s deliberations about a revamped health care system are stuck—in need of fresh analysis and a new vision. Health Care Revolt sets out to provide just that and at a most propitious time in U.S. history. Dr.


Global Warning: Saving Our Future Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781986484428
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - April 22nd, 2018

Learning from nature's lessons, Frank outlines ways we can fight climate change, global warming, and loss of biodiversity while creating a sustainable food system to feed the world's ever expanding population, meeting our future energy needs and tackling our emerging water crisis.