Nations and Sausages

Nations and Sausages

Hopes on the left, that social democracy might become the alternative to collapsing communism and rising market fundamentalism in Eastern and Central Europe after 1989, have proven to be chimerical. Today, except in the Czech Republic, social democracy barely exists as an independent force in the ex-communist lands. And ex-Communist parties, many claiming to be “social democratized,” now sit in governments across the region. They harnessed social discontent that came of marketization, and largely occupy what might have been social democratic political space.

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