Going out of fashion? Review of "The Retreat from Class"

Submitted by martin on 23 April, 2011 - 5:35

A review of The Retreat From Class: A New 'True Socialism' by Ellen Meiksins Wood.

"No-one can seriously maintain that any other social movement has ever challenged the power of capital as has the working class... And for all its limitations and institutional conservatism, the labour movement has more consistently than any other social collectivity stood on the side of the various causes which the left regards as valuable and progressive".

But "the new reformists are now disillusioned with what they see as revolutionary socialism in China, Cambodia, and Vietnam. They opt instead for reformed capitalism".

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