Phil Gasper wrote:
> '"The middle classes could become a revolutionary class, taking the
> role envisaged for the proletariat by Marx," says the report. The
> thesis is based on a growing gap between the middle classes and the
> super-rich on one hand and an urban under-class threatening social
> order: "The world's middle classes might unite, using access to
> knowledge, resources and skills to shape transnational processes in
> their own class interest". Marxism could also be revived, it says,
> because of global inequality.'
> Doesn't sound so grim to me.
No indeed. But actually, the "middle classes" referred to are for the
most part working class -- class being a relation not a sorting
mechanism for life-styles or wage level.