What Jeremy Corbyn And The UK Election Should Teach Hillary Clinton -- And DemocratsQuicklink submitted By Rob Kall Permalink
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Corbyn’s controversial ascendancy to the head of his party was a dramatic moment in European politics ― the centrist, finance-friendly approach of George W. Bush ally Tony Blair had been upended, and Labour was returning to the populist thinking that defined it for most of the 20th century.
But Corbyn’s victory is about much more than the internal dynamics of The Left. It is a critical event for anti-authoritarian politics more generally, one with implications that span the globe, and that carry a particular resonance in the United States in the age of Donald Trump.
Financial crises foment authoritarianism. This idea is not controversial in Europe, where authoritarian scars are still historically fresh.