According to the author, the spread of the neoliberal agenda was the product of the now broken alliance between political and free-market liberals. The power of the emerging transnational class changes its form – proletarianization of the world population, de-legitimation of the state and parochialization of post-citizens – our pasts, ethnic or religious, are becoming our future now because categorical values, beliefs and loyalties are taking the place of the universalist modernisms gone awry.
The article originally was published in Anthropological Theory, Vol.5, No. 2. 176-204. (2005)