World revolution…?

We noted just this today (“A revolutionary moment”) but asked if the ‘left’ could match that latent energy with a real program? We have emphasized over and over again that repeating the older marxist slogans is not enough. And winning power is not enough: what is needed is a clear vision of the kind of society that needs to replace the old. And that is lacking as the mantras of socialism betray a void of definition.

“A phantom is haunting Europe.” With this celebrated phrase, the authors of the Communist Manifesto proclaimed the dawn of a new stage in human history. That was in 1848, a year of revolutionary upheavals in Europe. But now a phantom is haunting, not just Europe, but the whole world. It is the phantom of world revolution.

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