What Is Populism?
Donald Trump, Silvio Berlusconi, Marine Le Pen, Hugo Chávez—populists are on the rise across the globe. But what exactly is populism? Should everyone who criticizes Wall Street or Washington be called a populist? What precisely is the difference between right-wing and left-wing populism? Does populism bring government closer to the people or is it a threat to democracy? Who are "the people" anyway and who can speak in their name? These questions have never been more pressing.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RajivC - LibraryThing
This may be called an excellent primer to populism. Abd, this is the third time I have read this book! For many of us, who call leaders populist, in our daily speech, there has never been a clear ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thcson - LibraryThing
A wonderful book about this modern political phenomenon. The author argues that the core claim of populism is moralized antipluralism. A populist leader claims to be a spokesperson for the common ... Read full review
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