Against the Grain

Should the Left Engage With the State?

Many people on the Left have come to believe that we can and should change the world without taking power. While some of the arguments emanating from people like John Holloway are valid, says Paul Christopher Gray, he believes that engaging with the state and vying for state power can, under certain circumstances, lead to fundamental social and political transformation.

Paul Christopher Gray, ed., From the Streets to the State: Changing the World by Taking Power SUNY Press, 2018

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