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Can the left talk to the "white working class"?
Professor Green in the documentary Working Class White Men Matthew Goodwin, a Professor of Politics at
Kent University, and co-author with Robert Ford of the seminal study
of UKIP, Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical
Right in Britain (Ro...
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There Is No Outside of Ideology: A Quick Note on What Everyone Should Already Know About Politics
A quick note on politics and ideology There has for a long time been a view that bad politics is “ideology driven” and good politics is “policy driven”, pragmatic and founded on a what-works attitude. Or as one Twitter user put it, left and right are ideolo...
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The Left Should Celebrate Its Marxist Heritage
People on the left need to stop insisting there is a large gulf between their “common sense” policies and some radical spectre called Marxism. This sort of thing reached a nadir a year or so ago when John McDonnell couldn’t get on TV without being asked if ...
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Keynes and Revolution
There
was a time in autumn 1917 when Vladimir
Illyich Lenin, firebrand of the revolution and scourge of reformism,
let it be known that he favoured the peaceful formation of a
social-democratic government. In the essay On
Compromises Lenin
called on his ers...
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Brexit and Blair
Tony Blair claims that a Jeremy Corbyn led Labour government would, in combination with Brexit, "floor" Britain. Blair's prognosis on Corbyn has hardly shifted since 2015 when he famously claimed that supporters of the left winger should "get a heart transp...
Brexit and Blair
Brexit and Blair
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Hipster Armageddon in Hamburg?
Hipster Armageddon in Hamburg?
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Down With the Black Bloc?
During last week's meeting of the G20 in Hamburg massive, organised protests spilled over into relatively severe violence over night, as shops were smashed and looted, cop cars and domestic vehicles set on fire, and running clashes took place between the po...
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Three ways to understand fascism: as tendency, formula and style
Both centrists and leftists have eyed the Trump administration with a sense of disgust and horror, turning en masse to the ultimate political insult. Are the new populists of the hard right fascists in different clothing? There are three ways of answering t...
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Three ways to understand fascism: as tendency, formula and style
Both centrists and leftists have eyed the Trump administration with a sense of disgust and horror, turning on mass to the ultimate political insult. Are the new populists of the hard right fascists in different clothing? There are three ways of answering th...
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The general election results show how a Labour majority is possible There has been general relief and celebration on the left about Labour's general election result. Labour narrowed a twenty point gap to three and scored its best general election result in ...
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