The future of religion: reconstruction of socialism or restoration of nationalism? (Excerpt)

The author sees the collapse of the East European systems as advantageous from the point of view of the future of left-wing thinking. Similarly to Betto, he too points to the common roots of Christian and Marxist norms whose essence is the inseparable unity of solidarity and individual autonomy and he juxtaposes this to the other line of thought of the age, the nationalism involving the interests of multinational capital.