Left and Right

Why are Leftists a Bunch of Freaks?

In this video blog, the question of why the left has seemed to lose touch with the working class is taken up as Douglas Lain responds to Nagle and Tracey’s essay “First as Tragedy, Then as Farce: The Collapse of the Sanders Campaign and the “Fusionist” Left.” Lain argues that, rather than being a symptom of a commitment to a neoliberal “woke” culture, the disconnect between the contemporary social-democratic left and the working class is best understood as a product of the development of capitalism and the struggle for socialism and its defeats. The question of revisionism is tackled as Lain discusses Max Horkheimer’s essay, “The Sociology of Class Relations,” Sam Moss’s “On the Impotence of the Revolutionary Group,” and the significance of the Philadelphia Flyers’ mascot ‘Gritty.’ The entire essay is available on our blog: https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/bl… Relevant Essays First as Tragedy, Then as Farce: The Collapse of the Sanders Campaign and the “Fusionist” Left” – by Nagle and Tracey https://americanaffairsjournal.org/20… The Sociology of Class Relations by Max Horkheimer https://nonsite.org/the-tank/max-hork… The impotence of the revolutionary group – by Sam Moss https://libcom.org/library/impotence-…

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