Editor’s Page

Editor’s Page

Socialist internationalism was originally based on beliefs that few of us hold anymore: that the workers of the world have no country; that the struggle against oppression is the same everywhere; that, even if there are different national “roads” to socialism, exactly the same socialism lies at the end of all the roads; and, finally, that this will be a global regime, transcending all ethnic and cultural differences. Not so many years ago, a section on “Politics Abroad” in a socialist magazine would simply have measured progress along the various roads a reiterated tale of victories and defeats, essentially similar wherever they occurred (that’s why it was so easy to have a “position” on all of them), with a predetermined end.

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