Four years ago, Ulf Kristersson promised a Holocaust survivor he’d never cooperate with the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats. Now he’s prime minister of a government dependent on their support — an unholy alliance of liberals and the far right.
Petter Nilsson is a member of the Center for Marxist Social Studies and works for the Left Party in Stockholm.
The far-right Sweden Democrats were the big winners in yesterday’s general election, rising to second place. Rooted in neo-Nazism, the party is blatantly racist — but the established parties seem less determined than ever to confront it.
Sweden’s social democrats managed to solve a housing crisis and build a million homes in less than a decade. Why, then, is the Miljonprogrammet maligned today?
Sunday’s election in Sweden shows how the decline of robust social-democratic guarantees can feed the rise of the far right.
Sweden’s radical left was never able to build the strength necessary to go beyond — or even fully preserve — the welfare state.
Sweden takes its generosity toward refugees as a point of pride. So why did it just impose harsh limits on asylum seekers?
Sweden shows the promise and limits of the welfare state.
In the upcoming Swedish elections, despite continued popularity for the country’s welfare state, Left prospects are bleak.