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Adrian Pabst is head of the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and a New Statesman contributing writer. He is the author of Liberal World Order and Its Critics (Routledge). Follow him on Twitter: @AdrianPabst1.
Covid has accelerated changes that have been decades in the making, bringing about the end of utopian politics and its dystopian consequences.
The Conservatives are dominant but their plans are contradictory, seeking to fuse a shallow tech utopianism with national populism.
The election is one of the most spectacular, and unexpected, results in Australia’s political history.
Such states define themselves not as nations but civilisations – in opposition to the liberalism and global market ideology of the West.
There is a growing gulf between the grass-roots gilets, the militant mob involved in violent destruction, and the political wing seeking to keep the main movement together.
By combining radical economics with patriotism, the party has made itself the favourite to win this May’s general election.
From the mid-1960s the New Left took socialism in a doctrinaire direction that was abstract and soulless, preferring progress to tradition, identity to class and free choice to common endeavour.
The party must downsize overmighty companies by breaking them up and introducing limits on ownership.
His work can help us negotiate a path between the extremes of radical right and revolutionary left.
Family and hard work are central to a story of pride and dignity once familiar to the Labour movement.