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.