Bernie Sanders has a real shot at becoming the country’s first-ever democratic socialist president, opening up an incredibly exciting opportunity for the Left. But as history has shown, left-wing governments in liberal capitalist countries face a number of daunting obstacles to enacting change.
What sort of challenges and opportunities would a Bernie Sanders administration face? How might opponents inside and outside of government resist Bernie’s agenda? Tackling these questions requires answering broader questions about the state’s relation to society: What is the state, and how does the capitalist state function? What role does the state have to play in a transition to socialism?
Join East Bay DSA’s Socialist Night School on Tuesday, January 21 to discuss these questions, in the second of a special four-part series on Bernie Sanders, capitalism, and democratic socialism.
See the readings here: https://www.eastbaydsa.org/night-school/