Empire Socialism part 10
Let’s cover the intellectual roots of modern centrism, such as they are.
Say you have nothing in mind but to get elected for whatever reason and by any means because it’s your party’s “turn”. You have two potential constituencies that might vote for you but they want things that conflict, like for example wanting to carry on with market reform of everything (“reform” is another word these liars love) while keeping what little remains of the social safety net. So you triangulate, coming up with some policies that appear to be somewhere in…