Thatcherism in End Times Drag

Fascism, Libertarianism and Oxford’s Traffic Filters

Aerial view of Oxford. Photo: Oxford University.

There are international institutions that have real power over states–namely the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO, who leverage the dependence of neocolonial states in Africa, Asia and Latin America on western loans and access to markets to impose regimes of privatisation and deregulation. But the conspiracist libertarians never talk about that because what happens in the majority world does not concern them, and anyway, they support those policies. Once again, they refuse to see that it is the very private property system they support which is creating the problems that so vex them.

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Dan Glazebrook is a political commentator and agitator. He is the author of Divide and Ruin: The West’s Imperial Strategy in an Age of Crisis (Liberation Media, 2013) and Supremacy Unravelling: Crumbling Western Dominance and the Slide to Fascism (K and M, 2020)  

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