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The New Class War by Michael Lind (Author)

The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Metropolitan Elite

Michael Lind (Author)

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Imprint: Atlantic Books
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publication date: 20 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9781786499554

A maverick thinker who's drawn the applause of both the left and right offers a bold new framework for understanding the turmoil in the West

4 stars out of 5
9 Feb 2020

"This compelling look at the clash between populists and the liberal establishment sees a way to bring the two sides together"

Lind’s argument is compelling and clear, though readers with a long memory will recognise its intellectual ancestry. Pointing the finger at a distant, insular and technocratic elite echoes earlier accounts such as Christopher Lasch’s The Revolt of the Elites, Colin Crouch’s Post-Democracy and Peter Mair’s Ruling the Void.

The suggestion that Trump voters have entirely legitimate and even good reasons to rebel, though criticised on the liberal left in America, also has strong overlaps with arguments advocated by David Goodhart, Eric Kaufmann and myself.