The question of mass violence in American society has evoked a powerful reaction among student youth, who have responded to the shooting deaths of 17 people at Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida by organizing nationwide protests.
Unending wars, police murders, massive social inequality, a surveillance state and an unresponsive political system have had a deep impact on broad layers of the population. Rejecting simplistic answers such as calls for tighter gun control, millions of young people are seeking to come to grips with the roots of the diseased state of American society.
This collection of articles from the World Socialist Web Site makes the case that the root cause of mass violence in America lies in the capitalist system and the nightmarish world that it has created.
Spanning a period of nearly two decades, the essays in this pamphlet provide penetrating insight into the present situation, and offer a program to fight.