Pundits are blaming the Australian Labor Party's left-wing turn for its shocking defeat in Saturday's election. But the failure lies in the fact that this leftist program came too little, too late.
Daniel Lopez is an underemployed philosophy academic from Melbourne, Australia. His book Lukács: Praxis and the Absolute is forthcoming with Brill in 2019. He is a member of Socialist Alternative & Victorian Socialists
Born-again communist, Hungarian revolutionary, Marxist heretic — Georg Lukács was condemned from all sides during his time. Perhaps that's why he's perfect for ours.
Could Corbynism come to Australia? Don’t count on it — neoliberalism runs deep in the country's Labor Party.
Socialists have long been on the margins of Australian political life. That's beginning to change.