What is Socialist Democracy: Workers’ Councils or Electoral Politics?

In our opinion this article is unfortunately mistitled, but that shouldn’t stop us from learning from its major point. Socialist democracy is not some gradualist participation in elections, even by a socialist party. Rather, the real example of socialist democracy was workers’ self-management assemblies and councils during the Russian Revolution. We disagree that the Bolsheviks seriously supported these councils, but the author is right to contrast worker council democracy to social democratic solutions.

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