Monthly Archives: July 2016

Revolt of the Working Class

The working class is in revolt against neoliberalism. But there is a problem. The revolt is led, not by the left, but by far-right populists. How did this happen? And how should the left respond? Continue reading

A New Vision for the Left II: Challenges

When I showed When the People Awake to an undergraduate class in the mid-70s, the militant documentary received a strongly favourable response.┬áIt had been made in 1972 by left-wing Chilean film-makers who supported the democratic-socialist administration of Salvador Allende’s Unidad Popular. When I screened the same stirring documentary in the same course 25 years later, the students responded negatively. In fact, they voted with their feet, most of them withdrawing from the classroom under the cover of dark. What had changed in the interim? Continue reading