Murdoch and Blair and the Destruction of the Left

Murdoch Shaped British Politics for 40 Years

Leo Panitch, the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto explains how media baron Rupert Murdoch used sex scandal journalism to attack the left-wing of the UK Labour Party and later helped to create Tony Blair.

Panitch is also the author of Global Capitalism and American Empire and his most recent release American Empire and the Political Economy of International Finance. In addition to his university affiliation he is also a co-editor of the Socialist Register the latest volume of which is “The Crisis This Time.”

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