Singer, the European correspondent for The Nation , views the coming millennium as an opportunity to move beyond capitalism and toward a more free and egalitarian society. He discusses the outcome of the Russian Revolution and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the transformation of the Polish trade union movement Solidarity into a reactionary and clerical force, the failure of social democracy in Western Europe, the imbalance of the present one-superpower world climate, and the massive 1995 strikes and demonstrations in France, which, Singer argues, are a portent of a coming popular struggle against market stringency. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"Magisterial in its historical sweep, fiercely democratic in its vision, Whose Millennium? is the thinking person's 'bridge to the 21st century.' There is an alternative to rampant inequality and the corruptions of power, and-ever so modestly and persuasively-Daniel Singer points the way."