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Dave Broad

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New World Order Versus Just World Order

Dave Broad briefly summarizes the political struggles of the post-World War II decades. In contrast to liberal and conservative theses promoted after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 and the declaration of a New World Order that capitalism had triumphed and that “the end of history” had been reached, this essay takes the position that the struggle against capitalism is not over. The central task for the Left, Broad states, is to assert that a radical alternative to neoliberalism and social democracy is possible and to revive what the author calls utopian thinking, which can articulate the desires of people around the globe for a just world order. Broad’s examples of globalization from below in the U.S.-Mexico border region complement other material in this issue.

capitalism, politics [practical], world politics, New World Order, the Left, globalization from below, U.S.-Mexico border

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 25, No. 2 (1998): 6-15