Sometimes we hear people saying that neo-liberalism, rather than capitalism, is the biggest problem we face today. What exactly is neo-liberalism? What is its relationship to capitalism as a system? And what does that mean for Marxists? Sam from UCL has the answers!
The French Revolution of May 1968
May 1968 was the greatest revolutionary general strike in history. This mighty movement took place at the height of the post-war economic upswing in capitalism. Then, as now, the bourgeois and their apologists were congratulating themselves that revolutions and class struggle were things of the past. Then came the French events of 1968, which seemed to drop like a thunderbolt from a clear blue sky. They took most of the Left completely by surprise, because, they had all written off the European working class as a revolutionary force.