Neoliberalism Destroyed Communities, Democracy Hasn’t Delivered: Gyan Prakash

Published on: July 11, 2018

“Neoliberalism destroys various organisations that were in support of people, like trade unions because everything has to now run on market principle.”

Interview with Gyan Prakash
Interviewed by Prabir Purkayastha Produced by Newsclick Team,

Commenting on the rise of the rightwing populism across the world, historian Gyan Prakash tells Newsclick that the rise of populist figures like Modi, Trump or Erdogan is not a coincidence. The current crisis of democracy has been in making since late 1970s. According to Prakash, neoliberalism has defanged the opposition in a way, and has made minorities a scapegoat for people’s problems.