[Marxism] Does socialism have a future?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Dec 23 09:23:55 MST 2006

When Fidel Castro was stricken with what appears to be a terminal 
illness, it prompted many commentators to muse about the imminent 
collapse of Cuban socialism. This is a theme that finds new ways of 
expression based on periodic upheavals both within and outside Cuba. 
After the Soviet Union evaporated in the early 1990s, pundits wrote 
countless words about how Cuba would be next. But socialism finds 
ways to keep rolling along on the island, just like the American 
jalopies that the inventive Cubans find ways to keep on the road with 
chewing gum and baling wire. In every respect, socialism has the 
appearance of being out of sync with a world that is either openly 
capitalist or that like China wraps private property relations in a 
thin tissue of socialist rhetoric.

full: http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2006/12/23/does-socialism-have-a-future/

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