Renewing Socialism

Renewing Socialism

by Leo Panitch
     
 

Intellectually and politically engaging, Renewing Socialism candidly examines the failures of socialism in the twentieth century, trenchantly explores the nature of global capitalism, and offers a vision of a reinvigorated socialism that ambitiously counters debilitating pessimism. While democracy and equality remain the goals of socialism, new conditionsSee more details below

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Intellectually and politically engaging, Renewing Socialism candidly examines the failures of socialism in the twentieth century, trenchantly explores the nature of global capitalism, and offers a vision of a reinvigorated socialism that ambitiously counters debilitating pessimism. While democracy and equality remain the goals of socialism, new conditions require imaginative strategies. Panitch stresses the need for refounding, reorganizing, and redemocratizing labor movements and calls for a movement away from the focus on the accumulation of capital to an emphasis on the accumulation of capacities: political, ecomonic, social, environmental, and human. As an affirmation of optimism at a time some despair, this book revitalizes socialist thought and rethinks socialist practice towards a realistic utopianism.

Editorial Reviews

David Abraham
Panitch's work is consistently characterized by intelligence, rigor, and commitment. A highly original contribution.
John C. Berg
Panitch is a leading socialist scholar and a wonderful writer....This is an important book in both scholarly and political terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813398211
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Series:
Interventions Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
0.57(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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