Understanding the current blocked ‘world conjuncture’, and why it produces ‘global Trumpism’

This is one of the most clear-eyed analyses of I have seen on the state of global empire to date, and why it produces populist reactions on both the left (Syriza/Podemos) and the right (Trump, etc ..).

We recommend watching at least the first fifty minutes of this stellar presentation by Mark Blyth. At the end of his lecture, he notes both of these reactions to the current crisis, for which no clear escape seems at hand, are in fact about a return to local control by national governments. What is missing therefore is a new global outlook that is not neoliberal globalization, nor simple localism. This is I believe, what the analysis of the P2P Foundation actually provides, which keeps global cooperation intact, while aiming for the ‘subsidiarity of material production’. You’ll here much more about this in the course of this year.

6 Comments Understanding the current blocked ‘world conjuncture’, and why it produces ‘global Trumpism’

  1. Sophie J

    Brilliant thanks Michel. I love Blyth’s critique of the soft left and their ‘defenestration of working class prospects,’ his interest in Kirkegaard and that I recognise the mantra from New Zealand of inflation as the bogeyman – to justify fierce unemployment – taught to us as schoolchildren in the 80s.
    Will watch again and will follow up on your presentation Ronald.

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