The new class is also used as a polemic term by critics of countries that followed the Soviet type of communism to describe the privileged ruling class of bureaucrats and Communist Party functionaries which arose in these states. Generally, the group known in the Soviet Union as the Nomenklatura conforms to the theory of the new class. Earlier the term was applied to other emerging strata of the society.
Milovan Đilas' New Class theory was also used extensively by anti-communist commentators in the West, in their criticism of the Communist states during the Cold War.
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... The concept of "liberal elites" is a product of 'new class' discourse, which emerged in the United States in the 1970s ... Like the 'new class', liberal elites are often understood to be university/college educated professionals, often considered to wield immense cultural power in the media ...
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