Assessing the Brazilian Workers’ Party
Looking back at thirteen years of ambiguous reform and one swift counteroffensive.
The Brazilian Workers’ Party’s (PT) seemed to be a shining example of how to seize power and govern in the interest of working people. Lula’s victory in 2002 and reelection in 2006 were often hailed as a triumph of pragmatic social-democratic governance in the developing world. Though the Brazilian left had already split over the […]