The Socialist Awakening: What's Different Now About the Left

November 28, 2020
The Socialist Awakening: What's Different Now About the Left

"A person of the left, Judis specializes in speakingtruth to liberals." - E.J. Dionne Jr., The WashingtonPost"Essential reading for progressives and socialists." —Harold Meyerson, The American ProspectAs the pandemic depression lays bare the failure of marketcapitalism worldwide, and as protesters flood the streets inunprecedented numbers seeking racial and economic equality, many ofthose disillusioned with the current state of things are lookingtoward socialism. How did this happen? Why now?John Judis, himself a veteran of socialist movements, exploreshow an ideology thought to be long dead has taken hold as a broadmovement among younger people dissatisfied with mainstream politicsin the United States, Great Britain, Western Europe, and LatinAmerica. From Karl Marx to Eduard Bernstein, Eugene Debs to VictorBerger, Bernie Sanders to Jeremy Corbyn, The SocialistAwakening chronicles the rebirth of an idea driven by a risinganti-capitalist resentment among those looking to reclaim publicpower over the direction of private enterprise—an idea that hasbecome urgent in the wake of the pandemic and the economicdepression."Completing the trilogy he began with The PopulistExplosion and The Nationalist Revival, journalist andpolitical analyst Judis offers a cogent, incisive examination ofgrowing interest in socialist ideals." — KirkusReviews