Here I write about Corbyn, Sanders and the "frenzied delusions" of the far-left – misplaced adulation for "conviction politics":
Like Tony Abbott, Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders are described as 'conviction politicians', a term meant as praise. We're meant to admire politicians who cling doggedly to a fixed ideology amid whatever else, including the emergence of contradictory evidence, is happening around them. This is why Corbynistas assert Labour can win elections not by appeals to the electoral centre, but by inspiring with 'conviction' and 'authenticity' hordes of non voters. Like anti-vaxxer conspiracies, the 'missing millions' thesis refuses to die despite being shot down in flames, study after study, election after election.