The World Socialist Website doesn’t like my contribution to The Nation’s forum on socialism. (Odd, they don’t provide links to the texts that they criticize—a challenge to readers who want to make up their own minds.) Still, you can’t please everyone.
In the interests of opening a constructive dialogue—what can I say? I’m getting mellow in my late middle age—I’d be very curious to hear what the WSWS’s vision of a future society looks like, and how they propose to get there. Will the working class storm The White House and/or the Goldman Sachs trading floor? This working class, or some imaginary one of the future? And if they did, what then? How would they keep the electricity running?
If the WSWS were asked to file their own contribution to The Nation’s forum, what would it say? And could they do it in the budgeted 600 words?