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The Socialist Manifesto by Bhaskar Sunkara
"The Socialist Manifesto (Basic Books, 2019) by Jacobin founder and publisher Bhaskar Sunkara. Spoiler: it’s not a manifesto, but it probably sells more copies calling it a ‘socialist manifesto’ than ‘a brief history of socialism or towards sociali..." Read more of this review »
The Socialist Manifesto by Bhaskar Sunkara
"Urgent and emphatic, The Socialist Manifesto draws upon the history of socialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to consider what forms the ideology might take in the twenty-first. Written by Jacobin founder Bhaskar Sunkara, the book sta..." Read more of this review »
The Socialist Manifesto by Bhaskar Sunkara
"One of the most important general audience books written on the socialist left in the past few years. A must read and a tool for anyone looking to rebuild radical egalitarian politics in today's hellscape."
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“Socialism was made to be an ideology of radical democracy, of working-class self-emancipation, not a tool for state-managed development. A revolution from above, with an unelected party overseeing the creation of a social surplus and rerouting it to certain ends, even with the best of intentions, is a formula for authoritarianism.”
Bhaskar Sunkara, The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality

“Any ideology built around a notion of destiny—nationalism and socialism alike—runs the risk of calamity. The solution is a banal one: valuing and protecting rights and liberties, while ensuring that ordinary people are not only consulted through mass rallies but actually have democratic avenues to make choices and hold their leaders accountable. Without this bedrock, any postcapitalist society risks creating a new caste of oppressors.”
Bhaskar Sunkara, The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality

“That’s the socialist vision: abolishing private ownership of the things we all need and use—factories, banks, offices, natural resources, utilities, communication and transportation infrastructure—and replacing it with social ownership, thereby undercutting the power of elites to hoard wealth and power. And that’s also the ethical appeal of socialism: a world where people don’t try to control others for personal gain, but instead cooperate so that everyone can flourish.”
Bhaskar Sunkara, The ABCs of Socialism

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“Natasha has just come up to the window from the courtyard and opened it wider so that the air may enter more freely into my room. I can see the bright green strip of grass beneath the wall, and the clear blue sky above the wall, and sunlight everywhere. Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression and violence, and enjoy it to the full.”
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“Life, people learned, was not easy. Life was not cake. Life was not a carrot cake.”
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