ChatterSquare: Osmond Chiu on navigating post-GFC polarisation

 

 

When UK Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared to some acclaim at Glastonbury Festival, it triggered some amount of pining in Australia. Why do we not have someone like that? We unpack what this sentiment is about and whether it gets to the heart of what is wrong with our current politics.

Osmond Chiu is the Secretary of the NSW Fabians and Deputy Editor of Challenge magazine. He is a keen reader of the internal workings of the political left and offers insight on the broader shifts in thinking in the post-GFC period. What propels polarisation? Is consensus really something to aim for? Are facts and evidence a substitute for a moral worldview?

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Fatima MeashamFatima Measham is a Eureka Street consulting editor. She co-hosts the ChatterSquare podcast, tweets as @foomeister and blogs on Medium.

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