In a galvanising call to arms in the wake of the presidential election, an allstar line-up of leading progressive voices and cultural figures has joined together to urge opponents of the right, both in the US and throughout the world, not to give in to despair and to launch an immediate counterattack. The project is the result of a round-the-clock effort that saw Howard Dean, Donna Brazile, Greg Palast, Lewis Lapham, Nicholas Kristof and others writing a series of passionate manifestoes outlining a variety of new ideas for life in a post 2nd November 2004 world.The result is a powerful collection that also features economists, environmentalists, media critics, feminists, antiwar activists, novelists, poets and satirists writing about what to do in their key areas of expertise. "Our feeling was someone had to do something immediately," explains publisher Dennis Loy Johnson, who edited the book along with co-publisher Valerie Merians."The marvellous energy that had gone into the election was turning into despair, which was only making the rise of the right all the more emphatic." The quality of the contributions is remarkable, adds Merians."The essays are extremely well written and thought out. We've organised them into a coherent game plan.We've even got an appendix of contact info." "The best part is the heat," says Johnson. "It's really inspiring stuff. People were whooping down the phone line when we called them with the idea. They dropped everything to write all night."