If we understand electoral politics as a particular expression of the class struggle in the US, the bizarre trends noted above can be comprehended better. First of all, the obvious. Unlike in much of the world, the United States does not have a party of labour, that is a party created by and rooted in the organised working class. The electoral system is entirely dominated by two pro-business parties. The Democrats have, since the 'New Deal', tended to gain from whatever votes are cast by the working class, and have ruthlessly and jealously guarded that advantage against all potential 'third party' rivals. But the correlation between class voting and Democratic voting declined in the post-war era.Läs.
torsdag, november 04, 2010
En av de bättre valanalyser jag sett om (det trots allt ganska skrämmande) kongressvalet i USA. Tar upp förändringar i röstmönster och ickeröstningsmönster över tid. Även en kritisk belysning av TeaParty-rörelsens "massmobilisering".