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Labour's "No" vote: Jeremy Corbyn's politics of actual left wing ideas.


Corbyn's election is mostly about the failure of Labour recently, and specifically, it's about the failure of Tony Blair and those who have followed in his wake.

Our Man in London, David Skalinder translates the rise of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to American ears - from the credibility behind his radical "student politics," to the accident of democracy that propelled him to power -  and explains why the real work ahead for Corbyn is restoring Labour's muscle after a generation of hollowed-out Blairite personality politics.

David recommends reading John Cassidy's New Yorker piece on Corbyn Five Things Jeremy Corbyn Has Right.

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David Skalinder

David Skalinder dreams of an agile and compelling ideology of the left; but that’s a quiet beat, so he usually reports on the nimble American right, the lumbering institutional left, and the confused frustration of everybody else on both sides of the Atlantic.


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