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Saskia Sassen talks social polarisation

In this interview, recently broadcasted on Dutch television, Saskia Sassen explains why she thinks the middle class is about to disappear and there will only be two classes left: the rich and the poor. Moreover, she discusses the demise of the nation state, social exclusion, and democracy, all within the context of globalisation.

Note: Never mind the first minute of introduction in Dutch. The entire interview is in English (however Sassen speaks some Dutch - being superwoman). If the video somehow isn’t working for you, you might want to try circumventing the geo-block.

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