What follows is not intended to be a comprehensive overview of what I am calling the new radicalisms as this would be too big a task for a single chapter but it hopefully does identify a stream of debate that offers alternatives to the ideas explored in the previous one. Today the Left is less a coherent manifesto than a signifier around which a diversity of movements can be said to cluster with varying degrees of consistency and deliberation. The more it has been vilified by its opponents the more this signifier has regained a credibility that it arguably could never have obtained by itself. So although not everything which is radical is Left, nor everything which is on the Left is radical, there still exists an intellectual space beyond the mainstreams of conservatism and social democracy which we cannot ignore.
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