Nancy Fraser: “The End of Progressive Neoliberalism”

Dramatic electoral mutinies in several countries together signal a collapse of neoliberal hegemony but are also made possible by the absence of any genuine left: “Despite periodic outbursts such as Occupy Wall Street, which proved short-lived, there had been no sustained left presence in the United States for several decades. Nor was there in place any comprehensive left narrative that could link the legitimate grievances of Trump supporters with a fulsome critique of financialization, on the one hand, and with an anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-hierarchical vision of emancipation, on the other. Equally devastating, potential links between labor and new social movements were left to languish.”