Adam Przeworski is Professor of Politics at New York University and author of Crises of Democracy (2019), States and Markets: A Primer in Political Economy (2003), Democracy and the Market; Political and Economic Reforms in Eastern Europe and Latin America (1991), and Capitalism and Social Democracy (1985).

February 20, 2021


Revolution, Reform, and Resignation

In the 1980s, the left abandoned its language of transformation. Can it be regained?

Some time in 1991 I was invited to give a talk to the Andalusian Confederation of the Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party (PSOE). Afterwards, the secretary of the confederation walked me back to my hotel. I asked him why there was…