Syriza’s defeat shows the left needs a plan to hold on to power, not just win it | The Guardian

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2019-07-12T10:42:53-04:00
"But there are three broader lessons that a left serious about the prospect of government might learn. First, only propose an agenda to take on powerful interests if you have a strategy to fight them and fully intend to pursue it. ... Second, there is a limit to how much any election can achieve under neoliberal globalisation – because no matter who you vote for, capital and its proxies always get in. ... Finally, and consequently, the left cannot limit itself to an electoral strategy alone. Many major social and political advances, from civil rights, workers’ rights, feminism and even democracy itself, started as social movements to distribute and democratise power."
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