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p. 1174. Socialism today and tomorrowlocked

  • Michael Newman


In recent years, many commentators have pronounced the ‘death of socialism’. Few communist regimes survive, and of those that do, most are economically based upon the capitalist market. ‘Socialism today and tomorrow’ investigates the decline of social democracy and the collapse of Soviet communism in the latter half of the twentieth century, before considering the state and relevance of socialism today as well as its prospects for the future. It is apparent from the events of the past century that for socialism to succeed, it must abandon claims to exclusive validity and embrace the various traditions that have fragmented and enriched it.

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