The Political Center Is Shifting to the Left

In Europe and the U.S., establishment parties are losing ground to more radical alternatives.

Another way of thinking.

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The traditional center-left is in retreat in Europe, and to a somewhat lesser extent in the U.S. This could be seen as a failure of the centrist-socialist establishment, though it might make sense to see it from a different perspective: An attractive, modern alternative has presented itself.

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