Buddhist perspectives on society and culture

Despised – why the modern left loathes the working class

Posted in: Politics

Ratnaguna and Advayacitta discuss the book ‘Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class’ by Paul Embery, and the important issues it raises.

Other books mentioned in the discussion are:

  • ‘Woke Inc.’ by Vivek Ramaswamy
  • ‘The New Class War’ by Michael Lind
  • ‘Neo-Feudalism’ by Joel Kotkin.
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