Our current politics doesn’t seem to offer much if a future at all. The choice before us appears to be between, on the one hand, a technocratic neoliberalism that embraces the rhetoric of social inclusion but not equality and, on the other, a right-wing populism channeling anger into the worst directions. To be a socialist today is to believe that more, not less, democracy will help solve social ills —and to believe that ordinary people can shape the systems that shape their lives. (Bhaskar Sunkara, ‘The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality’)