Why We Loved the Zapatistas

Bhaskar Sunkara

In an essay published in Jacobin, Bhaskar Sunkara writes of how we loved the Zapatistas, because they were brave enough to make history after the end of History. We loved the Zapatistas, he writes, “because we were afraid of political power and political decisions. We loved the Zapatistas, because we thought we could do without a century and a half of baggage. But we could have done far more for the Zapatistas if we mounted a better challenge to the system that shackles us all — neoliberalism. I mean capitalism.”

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