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Tag: Populism

The recent electoral success of a party with Nazi origins must be understood as part of the long history of white Swedes’ desire for racial homogeneity.

Tobias Hübinette

Rather than seeking to quash “populism,” we should broaden our vision of politics and make democracies more responsive to citizens.

Alberto Polimeni

Narendra Modi’s government has used lockdown to force further neoliberalization and continue its assault on pro-democracy activists.

Alf Gunvald Nilsen


A political appeal to “the people” is a central element of democratic societies. Can we imagine a revitalized, multiracial populist politics today?

Adom Getachew

Germany’s official policy of shame about its past is a model the United States should adopt. But it won’t protect either country from far-right extremism.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

Far-right leaders often call for one nation united under one language. They have also always been good at using translation to spread their politics.

Yuliya Komska

The political philosophy embraced by Germany’s leading party helped reunite Europe after World War II. Can it guide us safely away from today’s populism—or did it cause it?

Udi Greenberg

Combating fascist language is harder than just deleting offending terms. Can we find a creative solution that serves today’s needs?

Yuliya Komska

The charge of populism says at least as much about those making it as it does about their opponents.

Jason Frank

Joshua Cohen talks to David Runciman about his book How Democracy Ends.

Joshua Cohen, David Runciman

A ‘dangerous’ populist will likely be elected president this weekend—and he may be just what the country needs.

David R. K. Adler

We can’t fully appreciate the current anti-immigration moment without understanding the decades-long investment by right-wing movement politics.

Calvin TerBeek, Robert L. Tsai

In the Turkish government’s rush to root out conspirators, the threshold for guilt is low.

Umar Farooq

Erdogan is all too easily labelled a populist. But the reasons for his popularity are more complicated.

Engin Önder

An open letter from a Filipino writer to his fellow citizens.

Miguel Syjuco

The very forces that sustain populist politics could eventually undermine populism.

Rogers Brubaker
Theresa May came to bury the Labour Party, but instead she and her party have been deeply damaged.
Martin O’Neill
It's cultural resentment, not economic malaise.
Pranab Bardhan

The history of Latin America is littered with failed experiments in populism.

Federico Finchelstein, Pablo Piccato

Here's the real reason the GOP made peace with Trump.

William E. Scheuerman

Trump shows us that populism is not the same as legitimate protest—or democracy.

Jan-Werner Müller

Repeatedly in U.S. history, liebralism and populism have defined themselves by rhetorical rejection of the other.

William Hogeland
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