The art of labelling: What is politics that’s not quite left and not quite right? ‘Light’
What on earth do you call a far-right politician who speaks for working-class concerns?
Would that be “light”, a portmanteau of left and right? Someone who’s not quite left and not quite right might be “light”, n’est-ce pas?
Or how about this handy list of likely terminology from Justin Fox @foxjust of Bloomberg View. Click here to read Fox’s piece.
The new right (which is a bit left) vs the new left (which is a bit right) could be expressed as:
** Jihad vs McWorld
** Nationalists vs Globalists
** Tribals vs Cosmopolitan
** Somewheres vs Anywheres
** Populists vs Elites
** Losers vs Winners
** Rural vs Urban
** Back-row Kids vs Front-row Kids
** Authoritarianism vs Liberal Democracy
We’ll next parse the labels.
Originally published at www.rashmee.com on May 24, 2017.