The Revolution Party

Panitch, Leo

Publisher:  Socialist Project
Date Written:  05/11/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22125

The accumulating failures of both Communist and Social Democratic parties over the past 50 years was accompanied by a marked shift on the radical left toward a broad-ranging ‘movementism’ – whether in its pressure-group or protest-oriented dimensions. As Jodi Dean has recently argued, those trying thereby to escape 'the constraints of party’ often reduced it to 'the actuality of its mistakes’ while ‘its role as concentrator of collective aspirations and affects [was] diminished if not forgotten.'

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