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"Why, it feels not right to a social democratic prime minister has made the defense of ”liberal democracy” to its core mission? I am trying to put my finger on a frustration. For the threats to democracy are real, and a broad anti-fascist struggle of vital importance."
"When Stefan Löfven will take their hard-earned cooperation with liberals and centerpartister in defense and explains that januariavtalet makes it possible to ”stand up for a society with a free media and independent judiciary, the very foundation of liberal democracy”, it sounds good and important (for Travel from 7 feb). The glue that holds together the cooperation between governments is to keep the liberal enemies of democracy outside political influence. What can be wrong with it?"
"for the upcoming EU elections in may explains the Socialists' valgeneral John Zanchi, the strategist behind the social democrats ' contentious valstrategi 2018, that the party should go to the choice to take a stand against right-wing extremism, which spreads itself out in country after country. To take a stand for democracy. An honorable and important political struggle. It sounds good. But unfortunately it is also a proof of the social democratic and labour immense weakening."
"kind, the british sociologist T H Marshall in the parts into the civil rights of three groups. First developed in civil rights, such as freedom of opinion, freedom of expression and freedom of religion. The things we associate with the courts, the judiciary and equality before the law. Then we got political rights. Through the struggle for universal suffrage and equal representation in politics, we got our right to political influence."
"with The welfare state's emergence, we fought, finally, to social rights, which secured a basic social and economic security. Such as the right to quality education, dignified work and decent housing to all. Marshall argued that social rights advanced the civil and political rights. Above all paved the way for the masses of the working class to participate in society on more equal terms."
"nFörsvaret of liberal democracy – or, political liberalism is that it really is all about – is a retreat, a regression to a defense of mainly civil and political rights. The vision of developing, strengthening and expanding social rights has almost entirely been driven away. We are thus back at square one and have to struggle for the values that seemed obvious only recently."
"the social democratic task can never be content with merely stand up for the political liberalism of civil and political rights. It can not be reduced to a political movement that only defends liberal democracy. Instead, you need to stand up for social democracy, which includes both civil, political and social rights. If you are not able to do this, you should start thinking about a name change. Perhaps the liberal democrats would fit better?"