At The Financial Times: José Ignacio Torreblanca on Insurgent Professor Pablo Iglesias, Almost Marx comments

Mr. Torreblanca takes a muted Stalinist approach to Prof. Iglesias, if one can use such a term to describe such a European establishmentarian, of impeccable Neo-Liberal credentials. Identifying the professoriate as enemy is a dependable strategy, even if muted. ‘Hard left ‘ political pariah Mr. Corbyn has a walk on.  ‘…Podemos has changed the political weather.’ this is hardly news. Recall the role of Occupy Wall Street and Mr. Piketty’s book in that change of ‘political weather’? That ‘weather’ has been the subject of attack from both ‘Left’ and ‘Right’, although Mr.Torreblanca alludes to this, but it doesn’t rate further exploration, in deference to the imperative of Left hysteria, even in it’s muted iteration.

What other book, Capital in the 21st Century, in your memory received a ten part review in The Economist? A link to this very important review by R.A. :

Almost Marx

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