Impotence of the American Left

Despite much Leftist indignation since Fukuyama declared the “End of History” 30 years ago, all current evidence suggests that History may, in fact, have run its course. The grip of neoliberalism today is substantially firmer than it was at the fall of the Soviet Union. Corporate capture of both the media and state enterprise ensures that the interests of concentrated private power are protected at the expense of the working class. Even the recurrent capitalist crises reinforce the status quo, as the powerful are best positioned to take advantage of economic catastrophe. In the decade since the…