As the crisis of 2008 has shaken the foundations of Western societies, shrinking the size of the previously all-powerful middle class, four new classes have emerged: no politician or political party can exist today without claiming to be speaking on their behalf, and no politician can hope to win an electoral majority without building a coalition among these classes.
That is the thesis presented in the book The Great Class Shift. How New Social Class Structures are Redefining Western Politics.
Live talk with author Thibault Muzergues, Europe Program Director at the International Republican Institute.
Ep. 2 of “Machiavelli Talks”, the new series of international debates by the Machiavelli Center for Political and Strategic Studies. Host: Daniele Scalea.