ISBN : 9780192804310
What is socialism? Does it have a future, or has it become an outdated ideology in the 21st century?
Michael Newman examines and explains the successes and failures of modern socialism by taking an international perspective — ranging from communism in Cuba to social democracy in Sweden. Discussing its evolution from the industrial towns of the 19th century to its response to the feminist, green, and anti-capitalist movements today, Newman concludes that, with its values of equality, solidarity, and cooperation, socialism remains as relevant as ever but that it needs to learn lessons from the past.
1: Socialist traditions
2: Cuban communism and Swedish social democracy
3: New Lefts - enrichment and fragmentation
4: Socialism today and tomorrow
"well written and enjoyable to read." - Giles Bentley, Socialist Review