What if the centre hold?

What if the centre hold?

The danger lies in seeing Trump or Brexit as an aberration, rather than a reaction to and by-product of liberalism. The received wisdom is that liberalism is somehow virtuous and inherently good. But this formulation makes it impossible to understand why politicians saying openly fascistic things are garnering wide support in supposedly principled liberal democracies.

Dasher’s lessons for Labor

Dasher’s lessons for Labor

What lessons did Jeremy Corbyn’s stunning performance in the recent UK elections have for Australian Labor? Tim Robertson weighs in on a Labor heavyweight’s latest thesis.

We are all neoliberals now

We are all neoliberals now

The Left’s failure is not so much that neoliberalism has failed, but that when it did there existed no alternative that could challenge its dominance.