by Daniel Zamora published in Catalyst
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Posted 417 days ago
More relevant today with the French elections going on.
Posted 477 days ago
Zomora's analysis of French politics over the last half century wasn't just French, but a more universal notion of where the Left is heading. Identity politics now defines much of Leftist discourse. This worked for many years, as educated "elites" were drawn in the social justice movements, but it has now grown hallow and is losing track with the newer and more vibrant ideas of nationalist identity (newer really being a revival, but coming back into place).
Zamora depicts Macron as more Right than many capitalists, and probably correctly so. The left of today is centrist, trying to obtain votes from wherever it can to fill the void that socialism has left behind.
The racial "dog whistles" were incredibly on point, and really shows us that across the isle, politicians use this to take our minds off of real matters of economic inequality.
This was an excellent piece by Zamora.