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Marxist revival?

If there's one group of people who might be feeling rather jolly about the current crisis of capitalism, it must surely be left wing groups such as the Socialist Workers Party.

They've long argued that capitalism is doomed and socialism is inevitable.

Yet in previous economic recessions, the Left has failed to build the classless society it's yearned for.

Will it be different this time?

John Beesley has been talking to prominent left wing figures to find out if the end really is nigh.

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