Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Anything socialist about France?


Many people will be relieved that the ‘far-right’ National Rally party did less well than expected in the French elections. And many will be pleased that instead some form of ‘left-wing’ government may be set up. But will it make any difference? Such a government will still be forced to try to ‘make capitalism work’ and will not have anywhere on its agenda the moneyless, wageless, classless alternative to capitalism that socialism represents.

In fact no government can simultaneously try to mend capitalism and end capitalism. Administering not ending capitalism is what any new French left-wing government will be aiming to do, which of course will not take that country anywhere different from where it is right now.

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