New Right Utopias

New Right Utopias Ruth Levitas ‘” I (i) ‘Thatcherism’ (in ‘The New Right’ Many commentators have noted that there are two different strands to New Right thinking, economic liberalism and political authoritarianism. This is clearest in the collection The Politics of Thatcherism , where most of the contributors make similar assumptions: that Thatcherism exists (a […]

Anarchism and Private Property

ANARCHISM AND PRIVATI PROPERTY Derek Browne No more government of man by man, by means of the accumulation of powers; no more exploitation of man by man, by means of the accumulation of capital. Proudhon (1) The majority of anarchists have been dedicated opponents of capitalism, of those forms of society which arise on the […]

Hegemony and Socialist Strategy, Tate Modern, London, 3 June 2001

News Hegemony or Socialism? 15 Years: Hegemony and Socialist StrategyTate Modern, London, 3 June 2001 The historical claims of the conference celebrating the fifteenth (actually, the sixteenth) anniversary and second edition of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffeʼs Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics, were ambivalent. Sitting in the Tate Modernʼs ʻRed Roomʼ […]

A grin without a cat

Commentary A grin without a cat The French Right returns to office Jim wolfreys One of the many peculiarities of May 1968 was the sudden return to normality apparently indicated by the electoral victory for the Right which followed in June. The recent spate of elections in France seems at first glance to have followed […]