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Montevideo, December 12th 2018 - 07:47 UTC

Tag: angry people

  • Thursday, December 6th 2018 - 09:28 UTC

    Populism is not an ideology, it's a political technique which thrives on angry people

    Populism is not an ideology. It’s just a political technique, equally available to right-wingers, left-wingers, and those (like Trump) with no coherent ideology at all.

    Five of the world’s largest democracies now have populist governments, claimed The Guardian last week, and proceeded to name four: the United States, India, Brazil and the Philippines. Which is the fifth? At various points it name-checks Turkey, Italy and the United Kingdom, but it never becomes clear which. (And by the way, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi is not a populist. He’s just a nationalist.)

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