Left vs Right is dead: Politics is about anarchists vs centrists, new CAGE study shows Reply

This study is quite interesting, although the term “anarchist” is being used metaphorically to describe generically “anti-establishment” views. The “real enemy,” at least in developed countries, is the neoliberal center, which is why friends of neoliberal centrism keep fanning the flames of hysteria about the supposed rise of “fascism” from the Right or “communism” from the Left, or Russians, Chinese, Iranians, or someone. “It’s anyone’s fault but our own,” says the ruling class.

University of Warwick

Politics should no longer be divided between “left-wing” and “right-wing” because the vital dividing line between groups of voters is now between “anarchists” and “centrists,” claims a new study from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) based at the University of Warwick.

Voters who support populist politicians on both the left and right have more in common with each other than with “centrists” in their own parties, according to the research carried out by Dr. Mirko Draca, Director of CAGE, and published today by the Social Market Foundation.

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