I found this feature on socialism and (post)modern politics via Onkel Henning - food for thought:
"Democracy is in crisis. Nationalism is cornered, traditional conservatism is weakened and classic liberalism has been pushed aside by a strong trend to steamroller everyone who is different and thinks differently. This leaves neoliberalism as today's dominating ideaology that defends and legitimizes uncontrolled capitalism. This is why we need socialism" (Information, 18-9-2007, my translation from Danish).