Is the benighted Age of Neo-Liberalism reaching one of it’s many political denouements? Not according to ‘our columnist’ even with this disclaimer:
‘ Nonetheless, little store should be set by that rough forecast. British politics has seemed remarkably unpredictable, fragmentary and volatile in recent years. Never more so than today.’
‘Our columnist’ quite carefully and specifically presents a ‘speculative history’ of the political future of Mr. Corbyn, or just call a fictive account of that future? Is the reader invited into the thought process or just instructed as to how it will evolve? We are at the historical moment of the political rise of Mr. Corbyn, yet ‘our columnist’ foresees, with a startling specificity, his political fall from power. This reader might call this prescience- or might it be called the rhetorical creature of political ideology?
Mr. Corbyn represents the end of a political center thoroughly colonized by Neo-Liberalism: except that the whole of politics has been equally colonized by neoliberal rationalism . For the particulars on that neoliberal rationalism see Wendy Brown’s Undoing the Demos: