We live in an age of illegitimate neoliberal hegemony and soaring political uncertainty.
The evidence is all around: citizen disillusionment over mainstream political parties and the traditional conservative-liberal divide – massive inequality – the rise of the ‘alt-right’ and growing resistance to Trumpism and financial capitalism.
Yes – the present age is full of contradictions of every type and variety and this is something that makes the goals and aims of the left for the reordering of society along the lines of a true democratic polity and in accordance with the vision of a socialist reorganization of the economy more challenging than ever before.
In this context the interview below with Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin – which appeared originally in Truthout in three separate parts – seeks to provide theoretical and practical guidance to the most pressing social – economic and political issues facing the United States today.
It is part of an effort to help the left reimagine an alternative but realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born.