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Re-Envisioning Socialism

T he quest for human freedom requires a transcendence of capitalism. What is important, however, is the overall vision that we have of the socialism that will emerge, one which accords centrality to human freedom, which remains continuously "open" and untainted by ossification in any form, and which constitutes an unleashing of democracy and a perennial engagement of the people with politics.

PERSPECTIVE Re-Envisioning Socialism prabhat patnaik re-examining classical questions at greater depth. It did not entail placing a capitalist and an imaginary socialist order side by side and establishing the comparative superiority of the latter; it did not entail

This is a slightly revised text of the Alam Khundmiri memorial lecture delivered at Hyderabad on September 21, 2007. I wish to express non-incriminating thanks to Anil Bhatti, Margit Koves, Rajendra Prasad, Utsa Patnaik, Javeed Alam, Prasenjit Bose and Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya for their comments on an earlier draft of this lecture.

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