I am currently preparing, in collaboration with a co-writer, a book on the state and socialism. The working title of the project is “The Come-back of the State and How to get Rid of It”.
At this stage, we only have some rough outlines and a list of modern (and classic) literature on the subject. But we share more then sixty years of experience within (and outside) the social democracy, both in Sweden and in Belgium.
As this is a living project, research and discussions will and must influence the final structure and content of the book. For the development of the ideas, different discussions forums, both in “real life” and on the Internet, will be very useful.
Thus, the contributions on this blog are part of a bigger project. They must be considered as “building blocks” for our book. So, don’t be shy to praise, but more importantly, don’t hesitate to criticize without mercy. I will be thankful in both cases.
Any feedback is more than welcome.
Jean Lievens, November 1, 2010