The left is unified. Anyone, no matter how unimpeachable her leftist credentials, who dares go against the Cult-Marx catechisms shall be cast out, humiliated and destroyed. The left eat their own, as they always do, but there are no competing streams of thought within their milieus. A wag might suggest there is not presently a single stream of thought. In any case, there is only one Left, it is called Baizuo, and I need not repeat its many and contradictory shibboleths to my venerable readers.
The right is entirely different. There is the mainstream, pro-immigration, pro-business, pro-globalism and pro-war (any war!) right of the old-school conservative parties in each Anglophone country. Among those are the social conservatives who would happily approve Lenin for the Supreme Court if only he were pro-life. There are the libertarians who focus mostly on taxation, regulation and free trade. There are the paleo conservatives, who care much less about the role of government in the economy than they do about immigration and foreign interventionism. And there is the hard right, perhaps defined as those wanting new, separate ethno-states rather than just the maintenance of what fragments remains of the old ones.
The groups fight each other, but none seems to Read More