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Bring back the Institute for Workers’ Control

In this article for Renewal: A Journal of Social Democracy, Next System Project Director Joe Guinan writes:

“With precious few exceptions, the traditional left, globally and taken as a whole, could scarcely be less prepared for such a world-historical challenge. For decades now the left has been traversing a desert plain of its own, arid, featureless, Ozymandian, without pity. Soviet communism and social democracy, its two great twentieth-century political projects, are only the closest of the rusting hulks rising out of the sand; similar ruins lie beyond – of representative democracy, the liberal state, and more.

Read the full article here.

Publication date: 2015-12-31
Parent publication: Renewal: A Journal of Social Democracy
Publication URL: http://renewal.org.uk/articles/bring-back-the-institute-for-workers-control

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