No. 85 | (Spring 2010)

This issue is featured with variety. From time to time, it is an important task of Eszmélet to address the question: "what comes after capitalism?" A well-known Russian author presents that corruption is an integral part of capitalism in East-Europe and in the world. This system cannot get rid of corruption, based on objective reasons and invariably to the depth of its crisis. We have to prepare ourselves to be able to understand the new developments of world systems that put in the focus the renewed debate on the essence of semi-periphery.  Analysing this problem also helps to suggest effective anti-capitalist strategies in the different regions of the system. We also address again the baseline question: "what is the communist project after the collapse of state socialism and in the new economic crisis of capitalism?" Is the crisis inducing the existence of economic forms that point beyond the market economy based mode of production or this kind of questions indicate political infantilism? Ignoring the internal link between liberalism and fascism can be such a mistake that was pointed put by György Lukács decades ago – his heritage is still actual and relevant. One of our articles examines what happened to trade unions in Europe in the decades ruled by neoliberalism. Its "prehistory" should also be cleared: "what were the reasons lying behind the emergence of eurocommunism?" The lesson still should be drawn
Table of contents
  1. Michael Löwy : Death of Communism?
  2. Geoff Mulgan : After Capitalism
  3. Leo Panitch : Thoroughly Modern Marx
  4. David Harvey : Organizing for the Anti-Capitalist Transition
  5. Andreas Bieler : Globalisation, Neo-liberal Restructuring and Rising Inequality: the Response of European Labour
  6. Victory – the 65th Anniversary of the Great Patriotic War
  7. Mezei Bálint : The 1968 Invasion in Czechoslovakia in Forming the Borders and Principles of Eurocommunism
  8. Feitl István : A World Trend in Culture: Museum Development
  9. Szvetlana Pavlova Glinkina : Corruption as a System: Theory and Russian Evidence
  10. Hugo Radice : Halvway to Paradise. Making Sense of the Semi-Periphery
  11. Szigeti Péter : The Significance of the Semi-Pheriphery Debate
  12. Koltai Mihály Bence : Present Diagnose. Anthology of Young Social Researchers
  13. Tütő László : Liberalism is Fascism. On the concept of György Lukács