This diary will argue the necessity of imagining a world after capitalism in this era. This is so because the left, in America and elsewhere, currently finds itself in a cul-de-sac both of intellectual and of social proportions. Centrally, I criticize the left for not using its imagination to fight what Antonio Gramsci called the “war of position.” This will be part of a diary series, “Imagining postcapitalism,” which will be posted here and elsewhere, as the foundation for an online think-tank of sorts. The “postcapitalism” group on DK4 will be one of a number of foci for this online think-tank. Other contributors will be encouraged to post diaries as part of this series, to infuse a variety of perspectives into the project.
(crossposted at Orange)