The New Class War
Michael Lind argues that Trump, Brexit, and the shocking trans-Atlantic success of populist politicians are all part of the same phenomenon – the new class war.
While conventional accounts of present-day politics focus on embattled elites and treat “globalization” as a force beyond human control, Lind opines that globalization is a strategy used by today’s ruthless managerial oligarchy to defeat the working class. In doing so, they’ve sowed the seeds for our current political moment, a “revolt from below” as the working class is increasingly disempowered, disenfranchised, and despised.
The answer? A new class compromise, which restores to the working-class majorities in America and Europe something like the economic leverage, political power, and cultural prestige they enjoyed between World War II and the end of the Cold War.
Daisy Meyrick manages the translation rights for The New Class War