What if the advances of austerity capitalism can’t be rolled back with more-of-the-same reformist liberalism? What if the welfare state as we once knew it is gone for good, and no amount of beltway policy negotations will bring it back? What if—as Bhaskar Sunkara, founding editor of Jacobin magazine, asks—creating a more just world requires a radical reimagining of our political and economic system?

Watch this video to hear Sunkara explain the ways American radicals can start to structurally empower the working class, and read his article in this week’s issue on how socialist alternatives would differ from welfare liberalism.