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We need a conversation about the resistance in our time
"We need a conversation about the resistance in our time,"

"Åsa Linderborg on the way forward for a divided left."

"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."

"on the occasion of Anders Ehnmarks the death of the recent I picked up his correspondence with Göran Therborn, Talks about socialism (Arbetarkultur). It came out in 1988, just before Gorbachev's perestroika has its own inherent logic and the iron curtain falls."

"In retrospect, one might think that the letter in a for the left is innocent period, but it was not. Therborn strikes with the tuning already in the first letter: ”These are eftertankens times for socialists, in the cold shadow of right-wing victories in Europe and the declared port or the sega trötthetens Sweden.” It is a description of the current situation in the higher degree case now, thirty years later."

"the Questions that occupied them, is fascinating far-sighted. Neo-liberalism is already the dominant theme. ”The man has come away, in this system,” writes Ehnmark."

"Then they are still in the dark about what to expect with the capitalist globalisation, work precarization and welfare state privatization."

"nTherborn writes about the process of concentration and increased inequality. He notes the increase in racism, nykonservatismens of women and the new folkföraktet. He sniffs at the högteknologins and robotiseringens future importance. They write both about miljöu002Fklimatfrågan. Ehnmark reports of sudden rötmånad: ”Many people say that it depends on the hole in the sky.” They agree that there is only one solution to the gigantic problem: economic democracy."

"They have a common reference in the Italian communist party development, that they value different, but it is about Afghanistan as the odds on really. Both are against the Soviet invasion, but then they are different. Ehnmark supports mujaheddingerillan with the principle of national independence, while Therborn horrified how kulturrelativismen kids would approve for the islamists."

"It squeal also around the issue of democratic freedoms and rights, where Ehnmark mean that socialists tend to be frihetsfientliga. Therborn on its side, the irritating over to Ehnmark was egenförvaltning and civil society. Ehnmark calls for a completely new left, while Therborn questions facing a left without the working class."

"it is a friendly brevsamling that allows ana the fragmentation of the left is going through now; a furrow as orient itself toward liberalism, and one that continued to believe that the acute contradiction is possible between labor and capital. Regard to the former, and kulturrelativismen have ended up in conflict with parts of the marxist upplysningstraditionen, but in Sweden the contradiction has not yet received a proper discharge. The same applies to economic policy. Correspondingly, the knäböjning for marknadsdogmatismen has been entirely without declarations."

"there Is something fascinating alternative to capitalism? And what is man when man is left in the day? It is enough that it defends liberal democracy and the idea of the equal value of all people?"

"It is socialism that Ehnmark and Therborn brooding around. They are socialists because, as they said, have a critical approach to the world. They believe in socialism emancipatoriska idea of human emancipation, and that all people's basic needs can be satisfied only in a fair society."

"you the end of the 80's, socialism still an alternative, even if they agree that the western välfärdskapitalismen been superior to all the other experiments. But how it looks now, there is something appealing alternative to capitalism? And what is man when man is left in the day? It is enough that it defends liberal democracy and the idea of the equal value of all people? It is the slogans that even Today's News has taken as its editorial – and certainly honest – business proposition."

"Must not mean to be anti-fascist to have at least a social compass, and take the battle to the inequality should be seen as a violation of human rights?"

"There are a acidity within the left, write Therborn to Ehnmark, where you dismiss it, do not completely think that you yourself. The acidity inhibits the idea development and resilience."

"nInspirerade of Ehnmarks and Therborns correspondence offers Aftonbladet in further discussion, three decades later. A conversation about socialism is too much to ask for, but we hope a osurt conversation about the resistance of our time on the theme of Why I left."

"First up is Kajsa Ekis Ekman. The series concludes in the fall with Göran Therborn."

"Lotta continua! as they say at the Italian barricade."

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