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Weekend Roundup: Amid Great Cultural Shifts, Voting Settles Little

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.22.2017 | World
Nathan Gardels

In an era of profound cultural transformation, elections and referendums have very real consequences ― such as the repeal of environmental regulatio...

Erdogan Is Popular For The Same Reason Duterte, Modi And Putin Are Popular

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 04.13.2017 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

MANILA, Philippines ― On Sunday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s charismatic president, will face his biggest electoral test yet: A game-changing r...

Trump's No Populist. The 'People' Did Not Elect Him.

Michael Russnow | Posted 04.06.2017 | Politics
Michael Russnow

I’m so tired of references to Donald Trump as a “populist,” considering the populace by far didn’t vote for his presidency. A populist has bee...

What Vladimir Putin And Donald Trump Don’t Have In Common

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.03.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Cross-posted with Whatever the relations may or may not have been between Donald Trump and his crew and Vladimir Putin and his crew, h...

Weekend Roundup: The End Of (Human) History

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.24.2017 | World
Nathan Gardels

Francis Fukuyama famously declared that the triumph of liberal democracy and free markets after the Cold War heralded “the end of history.” Yuval ...

We Are Thinking About Populism Wrong

Prof. Cas Mudde | Posted 03.20.2017 | World
Prof. Cas Mudde

We have to talk about the P-word. It is truly everywhere these days. And everyone is using it: men, women, I even heard some children say it. I’m ta...

The Need For Deconstruction Of The Apocalyptic State

Ed Crego | Posted 03.20.2017 | Politics
Ed Crego

The United States of America is in an apocalyptic state. That state must be deconstructed because it threatens the future of our citizens, country and...

How Far-Right Leader Geert Wilders Radicalized The Dutch Elections

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.13.2017 | World

Even among the strange cast of European far-right populist leaders who have been gaining prominence in recent years, The Netherlands’ Geert Wilders ...

Francis Fukuyama: Democracy Needs Elites

Alexander Görlach | Posted 03.02.2017 | World
Alexander Görlach

Francis Fukuyama is an American political scientist most known for his book The End of History and the Last Man. His most recent book is Political Ord...

Pankaj Mishra: A Mutiny Against Modernizing Elites Has Erupted In The West

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 02.27.2017 | World

Pankaj Mishra is an Indian writer and historian. Among his many books are An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World and From the Ruins of Empire. H...

Here Are All The Favors Donald Trump Has Performed For Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump built his presidential campaign around two ideas: 1) a corrupt financial establishment had swindled the middle class, and 2) immigrants a...

We Cannot Afford To Sit Back While Trump Threatens America’s Democracy

Kenneth Roth | Posted 02.21.2017 | World
Kenneth Roth

I have spent three decades defending human rights around the world. I have seen the many ways that human rights and democratic principles get trampled...

Weekend Roundup: Europe May Break The Brexit-Trump Momentum This Year

Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.17.2017 | World
Nathan Gardels

After Brexit and the victory of U.S. President Donald Trump, the widespread expectation is that continental Europe will follow suit and bring populist...

America’s Crisis Of Democracy Looks Shockingly Like Poland’s

The Huffington Post | Christian Borys | Posted 02.16.2017 | World

WARSAW, Poland ― U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration and the subsequent deluge of shocking events that followed have set the tone for what ...

Why The Trumps Of Europe Will Likely Fail

Pierpaolo Barbieri | Posted 02.14.2017 | World
Pierpaolo Barbieri

Donald Trump’s trans-Atlantic strategy seems to be to make Europe crater again. The first transition call with European Union officials that began w...

How storytelling explains world politics, from Spain to the US

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

US president Donald Trump has mastered the art of political storytelling. Joshua Roberts/Reuters Orlando D'Adamo, Universidad de Belgrano How is Don...

The Next World Order

John Leo Algo | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
John Leo Algo

The rise of populist leaders throughout the world since the turn of the 21st century has emphasized the existing problems between the different sector...

#SpreadNoHate Confab Strikes Timely Note

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.01.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

News of a U.S. travel ban on citizens from mostly Muslim countries, revved-up populist rhetoric and anti-migrant/refugee campaigns snowballed as an in...

Weekend Roundup: A New 'Nationalist International' Challenges The Old Globalization

Nathan Gardels | Posted 01.27.2017 | World
Nathan Gardels

No sooner did “the party of Davos” ― as top White House aide Stephen Bannon calls the global elite ― end its annual conclave in the Swiss Alps...

The Rise Of Europe’s Far-Right Is 'A Wake-Up Call’ For Democracy, Says Turkish Novelist

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 01.26.2017 | World

Elif Shafak is a celebrated novelist who lives in London and Istanbul. Her books include The Forty Rules of Love, Three Daughters of Eve and The Archi...

In the Philippines, celebrity, melodrama and national politics are deeply entangled

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.25.2017 | Entertainment
The Conversation Global

Czar Dancel/Reuters Anna Cristina Pertierra, Western Sydney University The international press has become very interested in Philippine politics si...

From New Deal to the art of the deal: how the neoliberal project led to Trump

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.22.2017 | Business
The Conversation Global

The last fortnight has yielded three spectacles reflecting the demise of the left, the rise of a new reactionary right and a novel political era more ...

Trump's inauguration ushers in 2017, the year of the strongman

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Oliver Stuenkel, Fundação Getúlio Vargas Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20 exemplifies a phenomenon that is likely...

Donald Trump and the "F" Word

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Is Trump a fascist? When are we justified in using the "f" word to describe a right-wing politician or movement that we legitimately find frightening?

Middle Class, a Market Force or a Political Rhetoric

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
Paul Mashegoane

Retailing stores are skyrocketing in sales, cars and houses are sold using credit like never before. On the other hand, politicians are hard at work t...