A brilliant article. Le Monde diplomatique at its best.
The social reality Halimi describes could be the UK. Also the forces protecting neo-liberalism:
Graduates, the middle class, those in big cities, the EU
‘Journalists must remember that they are not mere observers, but are part of the elite whose role is also to preserve the country from chaos.’
Regarding the Yellow Vests: There is no predicting the future of a movement so culturally alien to most people who read or write for Le Monde diplomatique.