In an earlier post(s) I commented on socialism and socialist democracy. Here is a long piece that I wrote more than 15 years ago. It was an attempt to rethink the Communist Party’s vision of socialism and the place of democracy in a socialist society and much more. It was overdue.
In the aftermath of the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, we heaped blame on Gorbachev and re-emphasized our commitment to “Bill of Rights” socialism, but we did nothing to critically look at some of the assumptions that shaped and informed our understanding and vision of socialism, not to mention come to grips with socialism’s implosion.
Anyway, here is my attempt to do that.