Vergangenheit und Zukunft der Globalen Linken
Schlagworte:Globale Linke, Linke, Klasse, Protestbewegung, Ideologie
This essay discusses the historical development of working class and resistance movements within the modern world-system. Departing from the French Revolution and the three modern ideologies – conservatism, liberalism, and radicalism – that emerged in its aftermath, the essay contextualizes social movements and political currents of the 19th and 20th century, and analyzes their relationships among each other, as well as their relationships to political power and to the state. Drawing from these lessons, the essay finally tackles the challenges that the divided Global Left is currently facing in its political struggle over a new, democratic, and egalitarian world-order.