Socialist Practice and Transition

Authors

  • Steve Ellner

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-072-11-2021-04_8

Keywords:

Socialism, Strategy, Capitalism, Marxism, Political Economy, Movements

Abstract

In Socialist Practice, a collection of essays on leftist theory and experiences, Victor Wallis adheres to the view that the achievement of socialism is a drawn out, nonlinear process consisting of episodes that in many cases have a mixed impact on the revolutionary cause. He analyzes several, ranging from the seven decades of Soviet rule to the New Left of the 1960s. His main thesis is that over the last century pure socialism has never existed and that on all fronts socialist movements and governments have contained elements of the old—namely, capitalism.

Published

2021-04-01

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