Reflections on the Future of the Left (Building Progressive Alternatives)

January 16, 2018

Dean Baker contributed a chapter to this book.

What is the future for progressive politics in advanced capitalism? With its political fortunes so low, how might the Left move forward?

These essays from leading left intellectuals―Dean Baker, Fred Block, David Coates, Hillary Wainwright, Colin Crouch, Wolfgang Streeck, and Leo Panitch―reflect on the scale and nature of the task that the Left now faces.

The contributors, whose experiences stretch back to the headier days of 1968, consider what it is that they should pass on to a younger generation of thinkers and activists tasked with taking progressive politics forward today.

Their views and opinions vary―some are optimistic, some pessimistic―but all offer searching insight