There is a profound malaise in contemporary Western politics and you, dear reader, are likely part of the problem. Such is the claim of Joan Williams’s powerful new book, White Working Class. While the book is primarily an attempt to explain the victory of Donald Trump to a stunned liberal America, it finds resonance in other Western democracies, Canada included.
In Britain’s June 2017 general election, the Labour Party achieved a result that far exceeded expectations. However, as the negotiations for Brexit became the focus of postelection British politics, the issues involved exposed multiple fractures in the party that the leadership will not find easy to manage.
Bob Chodos has been managing editor of Inroads since 2002. His magazine career began with the groundbreaking Canadian alternative newsmagazine of the 1970s, the Last Post, of which he was one of the founders.... Read More
Frances Boylston has led a very international life. After obtaining her degree in sociology at a South Carolina college, she became one of the first Peace Corps volunteers and was posted to the Philippines... Read More
Henry Milner has published eight books, the most recent of which is The Internet Generation: Engaged Citizens or Political Dropouts (University Press of New England, 2010), and edited four others. He has also written... Read More
John Richards is a member of the faculty in the Graduate Public Policy School at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He has written extensively on social policy in Canada, primarily via the C.D. Howe... Read More