Socialdemocracy: from where to where? – Merits and weaknesses

The crisis of socialism is at the same time the crisis of social democracy. The author denies the concept that social democracy could become a paradigm trend even without an appropriate theoretical basis. He also de­bates the view that through the paternalism of the welfare state, the histo­rical achievement of social democracy, it would have lost its progressive character. He points out that the multis are much more aggressive when in­terfering in the "spontaneous processes". If social democracy can be criticised for anything, then it is the far too strong absence of criticism towards representative democracy (to the expense of the mechanism of direct democracy that can be put up against international capital gaining strength with globalisation).