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Socialism in the 21st century
Just six months after the first edition of Socialism in the 21st century was published two million people took to the streets of Britain on 15 February 2003 to oppose the impending war on Iraq. It was probably the biggest single demonstration in Britain’s history and it formed part of what was certainly the biggest ever simultaneous global movement...
This book argues the case for socialism. Why are you and other readers interested in such a book? Why are growing numbers of people considering becoming socialists?
Over the last decade our city centres have been transformed. There are shiny new shopping malls and fancy shops that used to be found only in London.
In the Houses of Parliament serious debate is a distant memory. On every crucial issue the three main parties are in almost complete agreement. With a few exceptions MPs accept the policies of neo-liberalism as an article of faith.
Capitalism's abject failure to provide the vast bulk of humanity with the material means for a dignified existence is not only due to the greed of individual billionaires or the failure of politicians.
Britain, the world’s first capitalist superpower, is now the puny relative of the heavyweight capitalist countries.
In the 300 years or so of its existence capitalism has transformed the planet over and over again. Rail, electricity, the internal combustion engine, flight, space travel, telephones and electronic computers, the list is endless.
Is socialism obsolete? Is there a new ‘21st century alternative’ to capitalism that is ‘more practicable’ than socialism? Is it possible to reform capitalism?
The Socialist Party is not just an organisation that argues the case for socialism. We use our Marxist analysis as a tool to attempt to guide struggles to defend and improve the living conditions of working-class people.
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