From the image that precedes this essay, a crudely reproduced, by Alamy/Getty Images, of an old Soviet Social Realist painting of Lenin, adapted with the head of Mr. Corbyn and the Union Jack: the re-purposing old Soviet propaganda to the needs of a present Conservative Anti-Corbyn Propaganda is a clear demonstration of political desperation, indeed panic! And the reader hasn’t even reached the essay itself .
In the face of the utter failure of Neo-Liberalism what we are presented with is more of the same. Corbyn is a back bencher incapable of ‘Leadership’ with all the wrong political allegiances or just call him a ‘Left Wing Fellow Traveler’. The Center represented by New Labour and Mr. Blair is the political touchstone of leadership, this is not just political desperation but an instance of a pernicious political myopia.
The rise of both ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ has come as an unpleasant surprise to the Neo-Liberal dogmatists/apologists, hence the panic over just the political possibility of Corbyn, while Farage is treated as a mild annoyance. The rise of Political Populism i.e. an electable ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ is the specter that haunts the ‘West’, as it faces the slow unraveling of the Free Market ideology/practice: the glue that once held together an exhausted political practice can no longer hold. Unhappy news for the Economist writers and editors, not to speak of it’s readership!