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Revista Brasileira de História

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COSTA, Izabel Cristina Gomes da. The PT and the crisis of real socialism: the challenges of renovation and the legacies of traditional lefts. Rev. Bras. Hist. [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.66, pp.309-330. ISSN 1806-9347.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-01882013000200015.

The article examines some aspects of the debate held by the Brazilian Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) on the crisis of real socialism. It investigates the impact of the collapse of that experience on the different visions of socialism within the PT. The text also analyzes the dialogue and confrontation between the legacies of the Second and Third International and the 'petista socialism', which made the idea of "Ground Zero" - the construction of a 'new socialism' detached from the traditions -, the mark birth of its alternative project for society.

Keywords : Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT); socialism; crisis; "Ground Zero".

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