The American intellectual left, lost in the old paradigm of static classes and monolithic races, has started sounding very much like the American right. With the Obama presidency heralding a world where both positive and negative changes are occurring at the speed of light, it can no longer be enough to beat political analysis into ideology. Any critique offered has to be cognizant of changing racial dynamics and class structures after globalisation. When the most powerful office in the United States is held by a biracial man elected by a broad cross-section of the population, it simply will not to do to carry on as if we were still in the Bush era, or before.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
The old-time religion of Cornel West's marxism | Mukoma Wa Ngugi | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: