Thunder on the Left

Callinicos, Alex
Date Written:  2014-06-26
Publisher:  International Socialism
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16524

The paradox of the present situation is that capital is weak—but the radical left is much weaker. Alternatively, capital is economically weak, but much stronger politically, less because of mass ideological commitment to the system than because of the weakness of credible anti-capitalist alternatives.The present moment — a protracted crisis of the capitalist system — should offer a more favourable terrain for the anti-capitalist left to put forward alternative perspectives.

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