The Idea of Socialism: Towards a Renewal: Honneth, Axel

The realization that socialism needs a renewal has been a frequent discussion here. The material however of these writes at Frankfurt is simply too expensive requiring credit card debt
next to access to university libraries to register in this case. That’s an odd ball yet apt if inadequate implied critique of this school. However this book in Kindle I will attempt.
The critique of socialism seems close to my own.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/getting-back-to-socialist-principles-honneths-recipe/

he idea of socialism has given normative grounding and orientation to the outrage over capitalism for more than 150 years, and yet today it seems to have lost much of its appeal. Despite growing discontent, many would hesitate to invoke socialism when it comes to envisioning life beyond capitalism. How can we explain the rapid decline of this once powerful idea? And what must we do to renew it for the twenty-first century?

In this lucid, political-philosophical essay, Axel Honneth argues that the idea of socialism has lost its luster because its theoretical assumptions stem from the industrial era and are no longer convincing in our contemporary post-industrial societies. Only if we manage to replace these assumptions with a concept of history and society that corresponds to our current experiences will we be able to restore confidence in a project whose fundamental idea remains as relevant today as it was a century ago – the idea of an economy that realizes freedom in solidarity.

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