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The Decline of Social Democracy

Posted on 15 March 2010 by editor

Ignacio Ramonet

By Ignacio Ramonet (*)

PARIS, Mar (IPS TerraViva) Ideas die too. The cemetery of political parties overflows with the remains of organisations that at one time ignited passions and roused multitudes but are now relegated to oblivion. Who in Europe today agrees with Radicalism, though it was one of the most important political forces (centre-left) of the second half of the 19th century? Or Anarchism? Or Stalinist Communism? What happened to these formidable mass movements that in their day could mobilise millions of workers and peasant farmers? Were they just passing fashions?
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