ISBN-10: 1912248174

ISBN-13: 9781912248179

we're getting into, we're advised, a post-liberal age. So-called intolerant democracy and authoritarian populism are within the political ascendant; the cabinets of our bookshops groan with the paintings of fascinating thinkers insisting that permissiveness, multiculturalism and "identity politics" have failed us and that we needs to now fall again on a few proposal of culture. we have now had our enjoyable, and now it’s time to get critical, to shore our fragments opposed to the wreck of postmodernist meaninglessness.
It’s not just the standard, conservative suspects who've bought on board with this argument. Authentocrats evaluations the way within which post-liberal principles were mobilised underhandedly by way of centrist politicians who, at the least notionally, are adversarial to the likes of Donald Trump and UKIP. It examines the varieties this populism of the centre has taken within the uk and situates the reasonable withdrawal from liberalism inside of a narrative which starts off within the early Nineteen Nineties. Blairism promised socially liberal politics because the pay-off for relinquishing commitments to public possession and redistributive guidelines: many present centrists insist New Labour’s errors used to be no longer its capitulation to the industry, yet its unwillingness to heed the allegedly usual conservatism of England’s provincial operating classes.

In this e-book, we see how this spurious hindrance for "real humans" is a part of a broader flip inside British tradition during which the mainstream withdraws from the openness of the Nineties below the bad-faith supposition that there’s nowhere to move yet backwards. The self-anointing political realism which proclaims that the left can shop itself simply via turning into much less liberal is matched culturally by way of an curiosity in time-worn conventional identities: the brute masculinity of Daniel Craig’s James Bond, the allegedly "progressive" patriotism of nature writing, a televisual obsession with the area Wars. Authentocrats fees liberals themselves with fuelling the post-liberal flip, and asks the place the distance should be stumbled on for an alternative.

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