Populism

Identity is just as important as wealth. Why don’t economists get that?

January 6, 2019 8:19 am

Economics is obsessed with the gains arising from scale. But identity does not scale neatly or quickly

A populist surge in the May 2019 elections could change the face of the EU forever

January 3, 2019 7:08 am

Not so long ago, populists were banging on the door of Europe. Now they’re inside and calling the shots

Socrates vs Steve Bannon

November 22, 2018 11:42 am

What were the students protesting Steve Bannon so afraid of? Plato knew: it was a matter of the difference between the spoken and the written word

The heart of populism is identity, not race

October 17, 2018 9:10 am

Many voters are troubled by the fact that much of the new migration is illegal, and that the numbers are so large that assimilation will be difficult

Macron vs Salvini: the ideological battle for Europe’s future

September 6, 2018 7:52 am

Personal antipathy between the two men is turning into a contest for European hearts and minds

Sweden’s political panic attack

August 30, 2018 8:00 am

As violent crime soars, the Sweden Democrats gain support

The more extreme the left’s screeches, the greater the populist surge

July 26, 2018 8:58 am

If the Democratic Party are wondering why they’re losing young white men, they need look no further than Sweden.

Why Italy’s new populist government collapsed before it even began

May 28, 2018 5:51 pm

Two parties from opposite sides of the political spectrum were set to unite over a mutual disdain for the euro.

Sorry folks, the populist revolution has just begun

March 8, 2018 10:00 am

Why aren’t British children called Roger any more? I wondered this when reading about the sad death of the English…

Meet the anti-immigrant federalist who could well be Italy’s next prime minister

March 6, 2018 7:00 am

The man who could become Italy’s next prime minister is sat just opposite the entrance to the huge US and…

Beppe Grillo and the Italian art of digital populism

February 26, 2018 7:09 pm

A couple of years back, while writing my book Radicals, I secured an interview with Beppe Grillo, leader of the…