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  • Does the Left has a Future? Paul Steinhardt, Kai Tschauder 23-09-2016

    ‘Does the Left have a future?’ asked John Harris in the Guardian recently. Harris wants to know if and under which conditions a party, such as Labour, that is committed to values of ‘equality of opportunity,’ ‘solidarity’ and a ‘public space’ may in the future return to government. Translating the latter socio-political target as a commitment to a ‘public or common general interest,’ we want to make clear for the start that we, as avowed Leftists, are also being haunted by this question. What...

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  • Babylonian double talk, populism and leftist confusion Heiner Flassbeck 07-01-2017

    Nowadays, enormous amounts of information reach people. Most of it passes through very few channels. The mainstream media dominate the public debate, sow confusion and propagate disinformation. Unfortunately, the situation is hardly better on the other side. Many leftist intellectuals love talking about big goals, but they hate the discussions about the way to get there. Many people go into the New Year with the same uncertainty with which they left the old one. They wonder how the world, or...

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