The economic crisis of 2008 and its aftershocks cracked the mystique which the world capitalist system had built in the two decades after the collapse of Russian and European Stalinism. For the first time in 30 years the left is on the offensive in the Labour Party.
Socialism is again on the agenda — a society based on human solidarity, social ownership of industry and banks, and on political, economic, and social democracy.
This book confronts head-on the strongest arguments against socialism now in circulation, inside the Labour Party and beyond.
It is a substantially reworked (also, much shorter and cheaper) second edition of Can Socialism Make Sense? (2016) — in particular, of section A, the "Unfriendly Dialogue". This edition is mostly in dialogic form.