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Leys, “A Radical Agenda for Britain,” New Left Review, no. 212, July–August 1995: 3–13. See also Hutton’s sequel, The State To Come, London: Vintage, 1997. B. ” For a definitive review see Alan Zuege, “The Chimera of the Third Way,” in Leo Panitch and Colin Leys (eds), Necessary and Unnecessary Utopias: Socialist Register 2000, London: Merlin Press, 1999: 87–114. For Blair’s version, see The Third Way: New Politics for a New Century, London: Fabian Society, 1998. Anthony Giddens tried to give the idea some intellectual coherence in The Third Way: The Renewal of Social Democracy, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1998; but Zuege (108) cites the Economist’s “glib but fairly accurate” description of the whole idea: “Trying to pin down an exact meaning is like wrestling with an inflatable man.
42 This brings us, finally, to political organization. In the nineteenth century organization was a seemingly natural response to the experience of concentration, homogenization, and immiseration. The weakness of popular political organization today (especially the decline in union density and political influence) reflects the contemporary weakness or ambiguity of these same trends. The vision of an alternative social order inherited from the nineteenth century has also been discredited. The progressive wing of the intelligentsia, displaced by the “market research” strategists from the inner councils of left parties and weakened by the loss of secure state employment, shows few signs of being likely soon to produce a replacement for it.
212, July–August 1995: 3–13. See also Hutton’s sequel, The State To Come, London: Vintage, 1997. B. ” For a definitive review see Alan Zuege, “The Chimera of the Third Way,” in Leo Panitch and Colin Leys (eds), Necessary and Unnecessary Utopias: Socialist Register 2000, London: Merlin Press, 1999: 87–114. For Blair’s version, see The Third Way: New Politics for a New Century, London: Fabian Society, 1998. Anthony Giddens tried to give the idea some intellectual coherence in The Third Way: The Renewal of Social Democracy, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1998; but Zuege (108) cites the Economist’s “glib but fairly accurate” description of the whole idea: “Trying to pin down an exact meaning is like wrestling with an inflatable man.