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Socialisms. Revolutions Betrayed.Psychoanalytic Discussion Prof Ian Parker

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Prof Ian Parker Psychoanalyst with Political Minds David Morgan about his new book Socialisms. Revolutions Betrayed Mislaid Misunderstood

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Ian Parker in his new book provides accessible description and assessment of the attempt to transcend capitalism in the world, and the failure of these attempts to sustain socialism offering lessons to those who still hope to build a better world free from exploitation and oppression.

He explores the various attempts to transcend capitalism through travelling to Russia, Georgia, Serbia, North Korea, China, Cuba, Laos and Venezuela

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'Socialisms: Revisiting Revolutions Betrayed, Mislaid and Unmade provides accessible description and assessment of the attempt to transcend capitalism in Europe, Asia and Latin America. The book combines an account of travel in eight countries that have experienced some form of socialist transformation with historical analysis of what happened and what went wrong. The eight countries under examination here – Russia, Georgia, Serbia, North Korea, China, Cuba, Laos and Venezuela – went through the process of revolt against capitalism in very different ways, and the failure to build socialism in each separate case offers lessons for those who still rebel against exploitation and oppression and who want a better world.'

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Ian Parker is an activist and academic based in Manchester, UK. His books on politics include Slavoj Žižek: A Critical Introduction (Pluto Books, 2004), Revolutionary Keywords for a New Left (Zero Books, 2017) and Mapping the English Left through Film: Twenty Five Uneasy Pieces (Folrose Press, 2020).

Ian Parker Is a psychoanalyst activist and academic

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