Trump’s legacy might just be how American faith in capitalism, which began its descent following the financial crisis of 2008, began to truly wither on his watch.
While the “end of history” may have been reached for social democracy in Europe, it hasn’t even begun to unfold its appeal and its political power in the United States.
When Ocasio-Cortez calls for “Medicare for All,” the right calls her a socialist. But a large segment of the US electorate may be ready for a bit of socialism.
For over 30 years now, the Democrats have allowed the Republicans to define them. No wonder then that the Democrats often fall short during election times.
If, in the B.T. (=Before Trump) era, anybody had ever posited that the Republican Party would turn out to be Moscow’s and Putin’s best ally, they would have been declared insane.
Theresa May’s main opponent sees economic nationalism and crass protectionism as the answer to Brexit.
Social democracy would have been an easier label to defend – and more accurate.
Labour Party will self correct. How long and what form this takes is the important question.