What next for the populist revolt? by Frank Furedi

Posted: January 3, 2019 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

The populist revolts we’ve seen so far—Brexit, Trump, the Yellow Vests—are nothing compared to what’s coming. From Frank Furedi at spiked-online.com:

People have rattled the elites – now they need to go further.

In the West in 2018, we witnessed the intensification of a new conflict – that between anti-populist political elites and a growing grassroots movement that is hostile to these elites.

Many commentators have interpreted this conflict in classical economic language. This is fundamentally a struggle over the distribution of resources, they claim. Even an astute commentator like Fareed Zakaria, who recognises that the ‘yellow vest’ protestsin France are underpinned by profound cultural tensions, especially between rural and urban France, is nevertheless drawn towards a narrowly economic explanation. ‘It’s part class, part culture, but there is a large element of economics to it as well’, he says.

Zakaria’s commentary – titled ‘The new dividing line…

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