Is There a Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality?
The success of Jeremy Corbyn’s left-led Labour Party has revived a political idea many had thought dead. But what, exactly, is socialism? Bhaskar Sunkara discusses what a socialist system would look like today. He argues that socialism offers the means to achieve economic equality, and also to fight other forms of oppression, including racism and sexism. The ultimate goal is not Soviet-style planning, but to win rights to healthcare, education and housing and to create new democratic institutions in workplaces and communities. Sunkara explores socialism’s history and presents a realistic vision for its future.