Australian Left Review


Following the USSR's August coup Mikhail Gorbachev finally bade farewell to Soviet socialism. He now considered himself, he said, a Western-style socialist in the model of Willy Brandt and the Swedish Social Democrats. The epoch of 1917 finally drew to a close. But what does the belated death of the revolutionary mystique mean for the Western Left? Are we all social democrats now? ALR asked four political observers for their opinions.



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