in Political Strategy

Historical defeat

The only starting-point for a realistic Left today is a lucid registration of historical defeat.

Perry Anderson: Renewals. New Left Review 1, January-February 2000

Anderson called for a stance of uncompromising realism, refusing any accommodation with the ruling system and rejecting any consoling understatement of its power.

Pablo Iglesias: Understanding Podemos. New Left Review 93, May-June 2015