Against the Centre

The centre is back. But it still hasn’t got any answers.

Aneurin Bevan speaks at the Tribune rally during Labour Party conference, 1957. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)

There was a time, not so long ago, when the centre seemed in retreat. After its high point in the 1990s and early 2000s, the Global Financial Crisis had washed over its various incarnations like a tsunami. In some countries, such as France, the Netherlands, and Ireland, decades-old centre-left parties had been reduced to ruin. […]

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