According to Chris Bickerton and Carlo Invernizzi Accetti, the “populism v. technocracy” dichotomy does not help us make sense of contemporary political reality. Indeed, it is their paradoxical fusion—technopopulism—that underlies all democratic politics today.
From its initial task of rethinking mobilization for an age of demobilization, the aim of the remaining Left populists will be to manage mobilization in an age of potential remobilization.
COVID is killing the old order left populists fought against, but only at the cost of postponing the new.
The left populist attempts to substitute affect, undergirded by invocations to be excited and a laundry list of community agreements, for material interests.
Left populism and its vicissitudes With the continued breakdown of the neoliberal order, “populism” has gained renewed importance in contemporary political discourse. Many leftists see great promise in populism, arguing that the left should take advantage of the affective politics that today are considered the domain of the right. Conjuring
An invitation to the Freudians’ Fall-Winter 2019 Analytic Social Psychology reading session.