"Socialism in the 21st Century was written with the aim of assisting workers and young people who were interested in socialist ideas to find out more. There is no doubt that this second edition has a potentially broader audience than the first.
"Today, in Britain, around 150 companies completely dominate the lives of 60 million people. Worldwide, the richest 356 people enjoy a combined wealth that is greater than the annual income of 40% of the human race. This book gives an outline of how a democratically planned socialist economy could harness the vast wealth of capitalism to meet the needs of humanity instead of lining the pockets of a few. At the same time, it raises some of the most important tasks that face socialists in this period – such as the need to lead struggles to defend workers’ living conditions against the rapacious greed of the multinationals and the need to build new mass workers’ parties which represent the interests of working-class people. It links these tasks to the struggle for ‘Socialism in the 21st Century’."
- From the introduction
Read the review of the first edition 'Brimming with optimism for socialism' in the Socialist 267