[Marxism] Boris Johnson and the "demise of the nation state"

John Reimann 1999wildcat at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 14:23:38 MST 2019

"And so, another reactionary demagogue joins the ranks as Boris Johnson
becomes head of state in Britain. He joins Donald Trump, Narendra Modi
(India), Scott Morrison (Australia), Viktor Orban (Hungary), Jair Bolsonaro
(Brazil), Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel), Rodrigo Duterte (Philippines) and
Vladimir Putin (Russia), to name a few. Along side them is the rise of
reactionary nationalist movements like AfD in Germany or the various brands
of Islamic fundamentalism, Christian fundamentalism, etc.

"That is the only way to understand the election of Johnson – as part of a
global trend. Yes, each society has its own particular features, such as
Brexit in Britain, but they have something in common also...."


*“In politics, abstract terms conceal treachery.” *from "The Black
Jacobins" by C. L. R. James
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