2011 was a good year – in a political sense – for the world left. They managed to change world discourse, moving it away from the ideological mantras of neo-liberalism. For the first time in a long time, ordinary people were discussing the very nature of the system in which they lived; they were no longer taking it for granted.
The original article is Immanuel Wallerstein: Commentaries – The World Left After 2011. Commentary No. 320, Jan. 1, 2012.