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Towards socialist democracy.


Towards socialist democracy.

Legassick, Martin.

U. of KwaZulu-Natal Press


725 pages




Having been involved with the African National Congress for decades, Legassick (emeritus, U. of the Western Cape, South Africa) has now broken with the party and believes in the need to create a new mass workers' party in South Africa with the goal of establishing workers' democracy (socialism) in South Africa and to work for socialist democracy internationally. Explicitly writing for participants in contemporary mass movements, he introduces socialist theory and examines the political history of socialism internationally and in South Africa, focusing the latter discussion on a critical analysis of the policies and activities of the Communist Party of South Africa. He then theorizes on the best way forward for South Africa and for the world. Distributed in the US by ISBS.

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