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Existential crisis is the new normal on the left – so it's time to decide what type of existentialism to promote.
With financial turmoil, the vote share of social democratic parties has fallen across western Europe. The new challenge for the centre left is to build an outward-looking economy.
The social divide between old, working-class voters and young graduates in the British left is more marked than ever. Labour's catch-22 is whichever side it takes, it loses.
The mustering of Bernie’s and Donald’s armies, along with the Brexit vote, may signify the end of the neoliberal world order which has ruled since the 1980s. So what next?
Conventional class-consciousness has been overtaken by collective resentment. We must face the fact Labour as we know it may very well soon not exist.
In all of the new left's urgent, bottom-up energy, the danger is cacophony and not symphony. A new form of political organisation is needed.
Too many of us have learned to measure our democratic impact in retweets and Facebook Likes, or at best, marches. None of this is democracy.
How long will Labour be content to walk by on the other side, and leave others to determine our country’s future?
To change the country we must first change ourselves, creating a political culture that is much more open, capable of hearing alternative points of view and welcoming of challenge.
The digital revolution has had two profound effects on how power is distributed – both of which squeeze the state's power.