Recently read the 1979 collection of essays Working Class Culture on the British working class. A product of the famous Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies it was published in the year of Thatcher’s election and recalls a lost era.
The failure of Labor’s vote to recover post-election is generating some angst on the left. A pessimistic interpretation might be that Labor’s 2006-2009 ascendancy was an aberrant product of Coalition errors and that the Coalition are now the natural party of federal government. Back in 2003 I made the following observation in a paper on […]