The Outlook for American Socialists; Turning Point in Germany?

Authors

  • Leo Huberman
  • Paul M. Sweezy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-004-01-1952-05_1

Keywords:

Marxism

Abstract

The outlook for American socialists, like the outlook for everyone else, depends first of all on whether or not we have a third World War. If we do, the United States will certainly pass through an incalculably long period of suffering and horror during which socialist ideas and tendencies, along with all other manifestations of rationality, will be hounded and persecuted to the utmost. Eventually- unless American society is destroyed-this period will pass and socialism will reassert itself as the only viable form of social organization in a twentieth-century technological and demographic environment. But we don't know when or how, and anything we might now say about the process would be in the realm of pure speculation.

Published

1952-04-30

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