Emergence of the New Majority

Volume I of Social Capitalism in Theory & Practice

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Author
Robert Corfe
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£18.99, US$ 32.99, €27.20
ISBN
978-0-9556055-3-6
Dewey Classification
321.8
BIC Categories
HPGP, JPVM, JPW
Pages
xxxvi/282
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About The Author

Under different pseudonyms, Robert Corfe is also the author of 3 autobiographical works: Death In Riyadh (Geoff Carter) describing his life as a businessman in the Middle East in the 80s; My Conflict With A Soviet Spy (Eddie Miller) relating his adventures in Finland in the mid-60s; and, The Girl From East Berlin (James Furner) an epic novel relating his love affair in the old German capital at the end of the 50s.

About The Book

This is the first of three volumes of Robert Corfe’s long-awaited work on Social Capitalism. In this book, as a preparation for presenting his economic ideas on reforming our financial-industrial institutions, he considers the political environment as we find it today. In the early chapters he describes the self-delusion, confusion, and intellectual sterility of the Labour party and the left worldwide, and their inability to move ahead as convincing modes for reform and modernisation. He then analyses the hidden undercurrents of the left and Marxism, as they still influence contemporary politics, and shows how modern men and women across the social spectrum are no longer prepared to support the divisive politics of class. He then describes the transformation of society over the past 60 years: the crisis of confidence of the middle class, the upward movement of the cloth-capped proletariat, and the creation of a new middle-middle majority, which will eventually lead to the demise of the political system as we know it. The book concludes with three chapters describing different practical aspects of Social Capitalism.

More about this book

In democracies throughout the industrialised world, political systems are everywhere beginning to unravel, and thinking people – even amongst our leaders – are uncertain of the reason why. Whilst most governments drive towards greater equity and justice, the reality is towards an opposite direction, and the greater polarisation of society.

The author of this book points the blame on the failure to politicise the significant issues of our time. Party politics is ideologically trapped in the past, and is unable to grasp the realities of the present. Worse still, political systems throughout the democratic world are probably incapable of addressing the real threats which confront us.

In this major 3-volume work, Robert Corfe argues that we need to politicise those issues raised by our financial-industrial system, and for this purpose he creates a new political vocabulary, and identifies the actual realities of politico-economic life today. The irrefutable fact is that our financial-industrial system is undermining democratic life and government, and our politicians (of all parties) are deluding themselves and their electorates when they helplessly put their trust in an optimistic outcome.

Furthermore, the ideological (or pragmatic) approach of the old parties is unfitted to confront the crises of the future. This first volume explains the reason why, and shows how the emergence of the new majority, through the transformation of society, is sickened by the pattern of the old class conflicts which today are meaningless as a tool towards progress. Our leading statesmen- and women already have an inkling of this truth.

This opening volume describes the new heterogeneous middle-middle majority, and how it comprises those who have climbed from proletarian origins, as well as those from the upper middle classes whose confidence and affluence have been broken on the wheel of egalitarian forces. Whilst an economic revolution has already been achieved, a new political consciousness still awaits the dawn.