Government and Institutions

Actually knowing about real-world socialism is a guarantee of obscurity on the hip modern left

Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX

The reason why some socialists – such as Ash Sarkar – quickly become household names while others remain obscure fringe figures, despite decades of activism, is not down to a difference of ideology, but a difference in style, and PR savvy, writes the IEA’s Head of Political Economy, Dr Kristian Niemietz.

In an article for CapX, Kristian responds to an article published by socialist magazine Jacobin  defending the German Democratic Republic, which recently crossed the line between the trendy left and the crank left.

Read the full article here.