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Evans-Pritchard: Europe swings Right as depression deepens

An interestingly good summary of the results of the recent European Parliament elections:

The establisment Left had been crushed across most of Europe, just as it was in the early 1930s..

We have seen the ultimate crisis of capitalism what Marxist-historian Eric Hobsbawm calls the “dramatic equivalent of the collapse of the Soviet Union — yet socialists have completely failed to reap any gain from the seeming vindication of their views.

It is not clear why a chunk of the blue-collar working base has swung almost overnight from Left to Right, but clearly we are seeing the delayed detonation of two political time-bombs: rising unemployment and the growth of immigrant enclaves that resist assimilation.

Read the complete post, here.

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