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Third way, phase two

The ideas associated with the third way are still the wave of the future for progressive politics

By Tony Blair   March 2001

From latin america to Europe to parts of Asia, third way politics, or “progressive government” as some describe it, is exerting a huge influence on global politics. Parties and governments struggling to make sense of a new world, yet determined to cling on to a belief in social justice, have used the third way as a means of modernising their approach to politics whilst holding true to fundamental values. For the most part they have succeeded. In the process, they have spoken directly to the many people who embrace the modern world but are apprehensive about its effects on them:…

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