The New Right Is Beating the New Left. Everywhere. From Australia to Europe, the signs are multiplying that conservative populism is on the rise.. The leftist “resurgence” is primarily a media-driven phenomenon, as the press throws up one synthetic hero after another, Beto-style, while reporting breathlessly on a relatively small number of “activists” in a fashion calculated to make them seem like a wave.
Flashback: Donald Trump is a symptom of a new kind of class warfare raging at home and abroad. “But the New Class isn’t limited to communist countries, really. Around the world in the postwar era, power was taken up by unelected professional and managerial elites. To understand what’s going on with President Donald Trump and his opposition, and in other countries as diverse as France, Hungary, Italy and Brazil, it’s important to realize that the post-World War II institutional arrangements of the Western democracies are being renegotiated, and that those democracies’ professional and managerial elites don’t like that very much, because they have done very well under those arrangements. And, like all elites who are doing very well, they don’t want that to change.”