This is the 1969 foreign policy manifesto of the Social Democratic Party of Finland. I suggest people study this document before people creating assumptions about what social democracy’s stance on imperialism and foreign policy is.

SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC FOREIGN POLICY I. THE WORLD OF CRISES AND CONFLICTS

There have been both…


The ‘’pope of Marxism’’ and his reputation was unfairly tarnished because of a single Leninist fluff piece.

Was Karl Kautsky really a renegade and was he lying, as Vladimir Lenin said? I think not. …


What is it?

The purpose of this article is to dispel many strange, invalid or restrictive arguments about the Nordics, social democracy and socialism generally.

Is the ‘’Nordic model’’ capitalist?

It depends what is actually meant by ‘’capitalist’’ or the ‘’Nordic model.’’ If the Nordic model simply refers to all…


And some arguments for it

To what ends does socialism work? Socialism has basic several basic goals.

Democratize the workplace, industry and the state.

This is perhaps the central goal of socialism. The core criticism of capitalism by the left has always been that it is undemocratic. …


Yes, socialism had and has a role to play in countries such as Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Are the Nordic countries socialist? What is their relation to socialism? There often seems to be a great deal of confusion around this issue, so therefore it is time to clean this up…


The philosopher of social democracy and a great Marxist

Was Eduard Bernstein a revisionist, and were his reasonings a fundamental rupture with Marxism? Were his economic predictions correct? He is often labeled as a revisor. I think this not very true and it misses some details.

Was Eduard Bernstein against…


I will be responding to this tweet by Prager University. This is the perfect occasion to finally put this dichotomy to rest.

There is an argument from the right and center that they favor ‘’equality of opportunity’’ whereas it is the naive left that favors a malignant concept known as…


Matthew Bruenig has written an excellent piece in People’s Policy Project that I want to expand upon. Sweden had large-scale public ownership in a variety of sectors and was a highly socialized economy during the golden age of social democracy.

‘’In 1950, the Swedish state owned just 14 percent of…


Contrary to the right-leaning fear-mongering (usually in the media) about the Federal Reserve reducing interest rates and rounds of QE ‘’distorting the market,’’ ‘’debasing the currency,’’ and ‘’inflation as a tax,’’ as well as misguided left-leaning populism that claims that expansionary monetary policy is bad because it increases stock prices…


Democratic socialism and the labor movement had significant success in Israel in the country’s first decades.

Mapai election poser
Mapai election poster

I want to start out and say, this is NOT a commentary on the Israel-Palestine conflict, the validity of Zionism as an ideology or conflicts between Arabs and Jews. This is just stating the history and is about admiring the froward march of socialism as an economic and political philosophy…

Tristam Pratorius the Social Democrat🌹

Social democrat. Socialist. I like Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Eduard Bernstein. Social democracy as a theory is aimed at achieving socialism democratically

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