And so that seems to be that. The left-populist experiment across Europe has fizzled out. A decade since the global financial crisis and nothing to show for it. It’s devastating, really. The ‘red wall’ did indeed crumble, and far more than I had even imagined/predicted. One after another, constituencies formerly based in steel or coal … Continue reading Hate to say it, but #BrexitWouldveWon
Understanding Left and Right’s differing relationship to politics would help clarify Glaser’s conundrums. She repeatedly sets up oppositions she claims to be irresolvable – they’re not.
In late July, I penned a number of articles for The Brazilian Report: conspiracy theories, narrative battles, centrism and the centre.
When in my late teens/early 20s (very much Peak End-of-History), I desired that the name socialism be affixed to my political ideas or those that I agreed with. You know the gist: “this is what socialists should do”, or “this is what communists think”, and so on. That the stamp of political identity be inked … Continue reading Socialism as the name of its opposite
I have two pieces out this week in reaction to Bolsonaro’s election. For NBC Think I argue that, despite international media putting Trump and Bolsonaro in the same league, “the U.S. is led by a politician who still enacts policy within the bounds of the law, in and through American institutions.” More broadly, though, we can … Continue reading Bolsonaro is not a “Trump of the Tropics”