Communism has given socialism a bad name. Years of tyranny and brutality, now brought to an end almost everywhere by popular rebellions, have colored, perhaps permanently, our view of state-run economies and enforced egalitarianism.
What has been called by some Western leftists “actually existing socialism” will now disappear from the political map.
Ironically, it is likely to be succeeded by one or another version of social democracy, which is the only socialism tha...
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