Universal education dooms the working class to political silence.
With universal education, there is now an approximate equality of opportunity to climb the educational ladder. Smarter people generally climb further. But they are also the people who tend to rise to the top of groups such as political parties.
A hundred years ago, before today’s social mobility, there were many outstandingly bright members of the working class to lead its political struggles. Today, not so much. But, of course, the university educated leaders of the left today are no longer working class … and have different aspirations and perspectives. In fact, many cannot move away fast enough from the deplorables.