Redefining Populism

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Written by Isaac Chotiner 9 July 2021

The interviewee argues that “populism is really not just about criticizing élites or being somehow against the establishment. In fact, any old civics textbook would have told us up until recently that being critical of the powerful is actually a civic virtue” and now there is a sense that “this could actually somehow be dangerous for democracy” (Chotiner 2021).

Publisher: The New Yorker

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Categories: Tools of Democracy, Authoritarianism