Perspectives for Socialists

Socialism 2017

August 15, 2017

Antonio Gramsci once wrote, “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.” We are in an era of economic and political uncertainty. Capitalism’s multiple crises have produced political polarization to the left and the right, raising the question of whether socialism or barbarism lie in our future. Millions worldwide are disillusioned by the ravages of capitalism. Yet there remains a large gap between the potential for rebuilding the left and its actuality. How can that gap be bridged? What are the tasks of socialists today?

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