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.
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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.
This is not the beginning of the normalisation of Hanson and One Nation: it’s the end.
The subtext of Turnbull’s attack was that Shorten, because of his class background and work as a union organiser, is delusional in the same way as Jay Gatsby.