A new crop of academic critics treat working-class differentiation as a theoretical conclusion rather than as a point of departure. This is a profoundly cynical position that obscures the true sources of defeat: working-class atomization and resignation.
Pathologies of the Left
It’s possible simply to have no definite opinion about many issues that our media outlets tell us are very pressing. In fact, this might be a principled position to hold.
What happens to a Left that dislikes society?
Are Dylan Riley and Robert Brenner pointing to real impossibility or mere political limits?
A response to Jeremy Cohan and Benjamin Serby’s “The Two Souls of Marcuse’s One-Dimensional Man .”
What can be expected of Germany’s “traffic light” coalition? More (eco-)austerity, more privatization, more disciplining of the Eurozone, and more disciplining of the working class.
There is nothing progressive about austerity.