Rebuilding the Left

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 29 feb 2008 - 177 páginas
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What future is there for the left, faced with the challenges of the twenty-first century? Based on a lifetime's experience in politics, Marta Harnecker addresses the crisis facing the left today.

At its heart, this book is a critique of social democratic realpolitik. Harnecker reminds us that, contrary to today's orthodoxy, politics is not the art of the possible but the art of making the impossible possible by building a social and political force capable of changing reality.

She believes that the social experiments being carried out in Latin America today hold out hope that an alternative to capitalism is possible; they are essentially socialist, democratic projects in which the people are the driving force. To create a real alternative to capitalism, though, the left must change.

Rebuilding the Left offers real hope to those who still believe that we can create a different world.
 

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Introduction
1
PART 1 The Left and the New World
5
Chapter 1 Profound Changes in the World
7
Chapter 2 Profound Discontent Among Much of Humankind
27
Chapter 3 Towards the Creation of an Alternative Social Bloc
32
PART II The Crisis of Party and Why We Need a New Left Political Culture
37
Chapter 4 Crisis of Theory
39
Chapter 5 Programmatic Crisis and the Crisis of Credibility
42
Chapter 9 Why We Need a Political Organisation
73
PART III The New Political Instrument
81
Chapter 10 The Characteristics of the New Political Instrument
83
Chapter 11 A New Paradigm for Internal Organisation
100
The Bolivarian Revolutionary Process
115
Signposts to an Alternative Path
117
Chapter 13 The Left and Reform
130
Chapter 14 The Bolivarian Revolution Is it a Revolution?
139

Chapter 6 The Organic Crisis
45
Chapter 7 The Theory Underlying This Concept of Party
56
Chapter 8 Politics as the Art of Making the Impossible Possible
66

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Marta Harnecker is a sociologist, political scientist, journalist and activist. After studying with Louis Althusser in Paris she returned to her native Chile, but was forced into exile following the military coup against Salvador Allende's government. In Cuba she ran the research institute Memoria Popular Latinoamerica (MEPLA) and continues to write. She has published over 60 books to date, from her classic The Basic Concepts of Historical Materialism to the more recent The Left after Seattle. An ardent defender of the Bolivarian revolution, Harnecker's most recent books are Hugo Chávez Frias: un hombre, un pueblo; Venezuela: Militares junto al pueblo and Venezuela: una revolución sui generis.

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