Socialism Taken Seriously

Ikebe, Shannon

Publisher:  Against the Current
Date Written:  01/01/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20871

A review of Anatole Anton and Richard Schmitt's book "Taking Socialism Seriously".



As the capitalist crisis rages and inequality continues to soar, fewer and fewer people are satisfied with the status quo. But the powerful ideology of "There Is No Alternative" (TINA) has constrained many people's political imagination and consigned them to political apathy; our task as socialists is to convince them that there is, indeed, an alternative to capitalism.

But what exactly is an alternative to capitalism? When we talk of "socialism," what does it actually mean? Taking Socialism Seriously, edited by Anatole Anton and Richard Schmitt, raises questions on what socialism concretely is and how we can get there, and examines these questions in detail while eschewing fantasies and wishful thinking.

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