Belgian Marxist Ernest Mandel popularized the term “late capitalism” to describe the way the system had changed in the postwar decades. Mandel’s work was a landmark in the study of capitalism, and we can still learn a lot from his analysis today.
Marcel van der Linden is a senior researcher at the International Institute of Social History. He is the author of Western Marxism and the Soviet Union: A Survey of Critical Theories and Debates Since 1917 (2007) and Workers of the World: Essays toward a Global Labor History (2008).
There is no “end of the working class.”