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The Middle Way as potentially No Way
on 2 August 2013
This is a decent enough stab and trying to make sense of the current world order and charting a sustainable political and economic future out of it, but it's main drawback is that it relentlessly tries to do this from a centrist point of view and seems to think consensus through some 'middle way' is possible.
Perhaps it is....maybe this middle/third way is more than a myth and humans will muddle through more and more by embracing it, but world history and current trends don't really support that ideal. Meritocracy whether it is Chinese or Californian in flavour is not what it professes to be in practise and liberal democracy is not what it posts on it's façade. The underlying hegemonic force in the world now is Capital and it's form of globalisation and putting social democratic, supposedly 'consensual' sticking plasters on it just isn't going to work, because we as a society [and planet], can no longer have our cake and eat it.
A reasonable enough read though and worth a look, if only to remind yourself how far away from true voices of change we really are.