The President, and the wider rise of right-wing populism around the world, offers us some examples of what to do – and what not to do.
Posts Tagged: Populism
It’s time for us to acknowledge that it is a response to our own failures – and to listen to voters who are opting for it.
A weakness in this book is that its support for nation states is predicated on disappointed economic necessity.
In his new book, Peter Oborne interprets a collection of the outrageous Tweets which carried Trump to high office.
By seeing off Le Pen and electing the most ideologically pro-EU president since Giscard d’Estaing, France has changed the game.
He is a talented populist and looks set to do well in next week’s Dutch election. The question is what he will do then.
Popular anger won’t fade whilst the system excessively rewards the very few.
France’s choice, then: economic (global) liberalism, versus (communitarian) promises of welfarism and border control. Remind you of anything?
Rebecca Coulson: Beware wanting to surrender democracy. For once you’ve done so, you may not get it back.
Only in a place or time where you hadn’t witnessed the effects on people of a lack of choice might you be willing to countenance it yourself.
When the moral case is made for high levels of immigration, the negative impact of mass emigration on the countries left behind always seems to be forgotten.
One historical study has found that, on average, authoritarian parties surge by around 30 per cent as the economic consequences play out.
The only way to reconcile our different political desires peacefully is through the compromises inherent in representative democracy.