Suburban Socialism

Oly Durose


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Watkins Media
11 January 2022
ISBN: 9781913462895
320 pages

From the publisher

In December 2019, Oly Durose lost by over 25,000 votes as a socialist candidate in a safe Conservative seat.

Revealing what it’s like to stand on a left-wing platform in hostile terrain, Suburban Socialism makes the case for socialism in the suburbs, unveils the challenges of its electoral realisation and proposes a strategic revolution required to win.

Drawing on global examples from Basildon to Nevada, this book diagnoses the harms of suburban capitalism around the world, and asks what it would mean to bring white picket fences under collective control.

Confronted with deepening economic, social and climate crises, we have two choices: socialism or barbarism. Suburban Socialism shows us why the path to the former is through the suburbs.