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Jacobin: The End of Europe’s Welfare State?
Nov 25, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
The default mode of left politics in Europe in the past four decades has been a narrowing of political horizons. This path has led from François Mitterrand’s 1972 Common Program, with its exuberant call to “changer la vie” via a “rupture” with capitalism, to his “U-turn” into austerity a decade later, to his helpless plaint a decade after that, when pressed on France’s endless mass unemployment, that “we tried everything.”
Join Jacobin, the fastest growing political publication in America, as we host a conversation between distinguished scholar of social democracy Sheri Berman, New York University’s Adaner Usami, and Petter Nilsson from the Sweden’s Vänsterpartiet (Left Party) on the future of social democracy in Europe and beyond.