[Marxism] Fwd: Perry Anderson: Passing the Baton. New Left Review 103, January-February 2017.

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Mar 10 08:52:29 MST 2017


(Perry Anderson in fine fettle.)

There is a further, obvious obstacle to reconfiguring the Democrats with 
even the weakest ‘social’ and hyphen before their name. Standing in the 
way of that is not only the whole history of the party since the 
inception of the Cold War, and its contemporary machinery of billionaire 
donors and fixers, but its principal icon. Obama, still resident in 
Washington, will be active—behind the scenes or from a cloud above 
them—in lending the party he neglected in office suitable guidance and 
energy to ensure the Democrats remain a congenial, avowedly 
middle-of-the-road vehicle for capital in 2020. He, not Trump, is likely 
to be the leading impediment to any expansion of a Sanders-plus 
insurgency uniting downwardly mobile millennials, hard-pressed workers 
and restive minorities on any more radical and genuinely 
internationalist platform of a sort that would merit the term left.

full: https://newleftreview.org/II/103/perry-anderson-passing-the-baton



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