The Left is very weak in Eastern Europe – why?

Intellectual stagnancy and political subordination to liberal democracy prevail in this region. Anti-communism is widely accepted. Many activists escape the reality and engage in massive online battes on social media

The political Left in Eastern Europe has not been the leading force for the last three decades. At least not most of the time. Even now, when the capitalist system is globally entering its fourth great crisis since the beginning of the century, when the legitimacy of capitalism is so severely undermined and a widespread popular desire the radical change is obvious, the Left cannot address it. Intellectual stagnancy and political subordination to liberal democracy prevail, anti-communism is widely accepted. There are almost no debates and no initiatives that address serious social problems or they are presented in a way that the majority of the population cannot relate to. Many activists have escaped the reality and engaged in massive online battles on social media. What’s the problem with us? What happened? Maria Cernat and Boyan Stanislavski are looking for answers.

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