distinction between the sphere of market and the sphere
of public discourse remains central to liberalism.
But under capitalism, the public sphere becomes untenable
due its "spontaneous" destruction by the marketsí
immanent tendency towards commoditization, as we are
witnessing everywhere today. In such a world, a fight
towards democracy is itself a means of advancing the
struggle for socialism.
This article was originally published in The People's
Democracy on April 1, 2018.