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By Boris Kagarlitsky

The increase of neo-liberalism has had a devastating influence at the associations and enterprises with which the left has often been linked. within the ultimate quantity within the Recasting Marxism trilogy, Boris Kagarlitsky examines this challenge and explores components of chance for the left. He starts off through concentrating on the decline of alternate unions within the West and the makes an attempt to restore them, contrasting this with the speedy development of unions within the international locations of the constructing international and the hot business international locations. He argues that exchange unionism has an important function to play within the twenty-first century. Kagarlitsky then offers a critique of the post-modernist left, arguing that the reports of japanese Europe and of the 3rd international reveal the very important want for a common left because the basically achievable substitute to the rising 'new barbarism'. The kingdom of the modern left is explored, with an evaluation of the contributions of the 'third left' and 'third socialism' and the hot wave of left events and hobbies, similar to the German social gathering of Democratic Socialism, the staff' social gathering in Brazil, and the Zapatistas in Mexico.

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