October 2, 2009

HISTORY ENDS EVERYWHERE:

The Left: What's Left of It? (Amir Taheri, 10/02/09, Asharq Alawsat)

A broader look at the major democracies shows that Socialism is not doing well.

Outside the Iberian Peninsula, the European Union is almost entirely blue- the color of conservatism. However, even Iberia may not remain red, the color of socialism, for long as the governing Socialist Workers' Party in Spain seems to be heading for defeat in the next election. As for Britain, where the mildly socialist Labour Party is still in government, most pundits expect a return of the Conservatives in next year's election.

What makes this perceived retreat of the Left more interesting is that it comes when capitalism is experiencing what is supposed to be its gravest crisis since the 1920s.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 2, 2009 6:33 AM
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