For those who believe that social change in an industrialized society leads to socialist economic and political relations, it is interesting to note that in each country the forces for change of capitalist domination vary and reflect the history, the culture, and the economic base of each individual country. In political struggles, there is no guarantee that the forces for change unerringly move forward. Internal conditions and external influences operate at all times in combinations peculiar to each country.
An interesting article appeared in The Economist on socialist developments in Sweden which gives insights to the political battles for social change towards a more harmonious society. I do not agree that the developments in Sweden are the death of socialist ideals and renewal though it is suffering a political setback in Sweden. I would like to share this with you.