[Marxism] Goodbye Revolution?
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Mon Apr 15 07:07:49 MDT 2019
By Tim Horras
In the wake of the disastrous 2008 financial crisis, class consciousness
has taken hold of elements of the working class in the United States.
This has led to the reemergence of explicitly socialist politics among a
small but influential strata of young people.
A majority of the socialist movement follows the lead of a revitalized,
21st century social democratic reformism. This broad current, as
expressed ideologically by the journal Jacobin and organizationally by
the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), holds several political
coordinates in common. They include: the centrality of participation in
elections; the efficacy of running candidates under the ballot line of
the Democratic Party; and the supposedly “revolutionary” character of
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