Sunday, July 23, 2017

"This Historical Distinction Between Liberalism and Socialism Has Resurfaced"

"The gulf between liberalism and Old Left ideas—socialist ideas—has only grown since the 1930s. Unlike liberals, who emerged from the 1960s prioritizing the political freedoms associated with individual rights, the socialist left has posited that most people—the working class—remain effectively powerless if capitalists control work, wages and welfare.  In their view, the left's mission—the reason for its existence—ought to be expanding the idea of political freedom to include economic freedom."

Andrew Hartman at The Washington Post argues that "The left is back--and millennials are leading the way."

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