"The Swedish Model," Social Democracy and the Imperialist World System with Torkil Lauesen
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Today we talk to him about his latest book Riding The Wave: Sweden’s Integration into the Imperialist World System. Which is a thorough investigation into the development of the so-called “Swedish Model” considered by many to be the pinnacle of social democracy. Many US based social democrats, have even gone so far as to describe it this model as a form of “socialism.” Author Torkil Lauesen explains the relationship of this economic model to colonialism & imperialism.
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