The Socialist Manifesto
The success of Jeremy Corbyn’s left-led Labour Party has revived a political idea many had thought dead. But what, exactly, is socialism? And what would a socialist system look like today? In ‘The Socialist Manifesto,’ Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of ‘Jacobin’ magazine, argues that socialism offers the means to achieve economic equality, and also to fight other forms of oppression, including racism and sexism. The ultimate goal is not Soviet-style planning, but how to win rights to healthcare, education, and housing and to create new democratic institutions in workplaces and communities.