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Professor, Boston College

Charles Derber is Professor of Sociology at Boston College and a noted public intellectual, who has written twenty books, including several best-sellers reviewed in the NY Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and other leading media. His most recent work, forthcoming August 8, is Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times. 

His earlier books, which include Sociopathic Society, Capitalism: Should You Buy It? Corporation Nation, People Before Profit, The Pursuit of Attention, the Wilding of America, Hidden Power, Greed to Green, The Surplus American, and Marx's Ghost, have been translated into multiple languages – including Chinese, Korean, German, Polish and Tamil - and focus on capitalism, corporate power, globalization, climate change, militarism, culture,  democracy, and social movements.

He has also written for the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Newsday, Tikkun, Cognescenti, the WBUR/NPR Opinion Page, Truthout, and many other periodicals and other media, and appears frequently on public and commercial talk radio and television. Derber is a life-long activist who is active in peace, environmental, labor and other social justice movements. He is married and lives in Dedham, MA, with an adorable Wheaten Terrier dog named Mojo, who lives up to his name.