The Economist träffar ofta mitt i prick. I den senaste ledaren kommenteras den ”nya socialismen” med all dess naivitet men det som verkligen träffar rätt är den andra delen av analysen:
Socialism is storming back because it has formed an incisive critique of what has gone wrong in Western societies. Whereas politicians on the right have all too often given up the battle of ideas and retreated towards chauvinism and nostalgia, the left has focused on inequality, the environment, and how to vest power in citizens rather than elites . Yet, although the reborn left gets some things right, its pessimism about the modern world goes too far. Its policies suffer from naivety about budgets, bureaucracies and businesses.