Populism

Steve Bannon will be thrilled by The Brink

13 July 2019 9:00 am

The Brink is Alison Klayman’s documentary portrait of Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former chief strategist (he shaped the ‘America First’…

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Ross Perot was the populist who betrayed populism

10 July 2019 4:54 am

Ross Perot, who has just died at age 89, is wrongly remembered as the man who cost George H.W. Bush…

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When populism fails

9 May 2019 5:04 am

It is scarcely an exaggeration to say that Donald J. Trump ran his insurgency presidential campaign against the coordinated opposition…

Matteo Salvini takes a selfie with five children who helped to save their classmates during the 20 March Milan bus attack

Matteo Salvini: the man reinventing populist politics

6 April 2019 9:00 am

While Britain continues to try to struggle its way out of the EU, perhaps it is wise to consider what…

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

5 January 2019 9:00 am

It has become commonplace for news reports to refer to almost any civic unrest, or even unusual patterns of voting,…

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

8 September 2018 9:00 am

The first sign that Matteo Salvini was destined to do battle with Emmanuel Macron came in June, a few days…

Sweden’s political panic attack

1 September 2018 9:00 am

 Uppsala, Sweden When I dropped off my kids at school early last week, I noticed that -another parent’s car was…

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

28 July 2018 9:00 am

The latest exciting news is that it may very soon be possible for surgeons to perform uterine transplants, so endowing…

The limitations of left-wing hacks

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Oh, to be in England, and almost die of heat after the Austrian Alps. Yes, Sarah Sands was right in…

Steve Bannon interview: “I’m fascinated by Mussolini”

17 March 2018 9:00 am

We are in a hotel suite at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Zurich when Stephen K. Bannon tells me he adores…

Italy’s election result shouldn’t be a shock. The populist revolution has just begun

10 March 2018 9:00 am

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

Racism is a grey area

28 October 2017 9:00 am

This book is an exercise in crying wolf that utterly fails to prove its main thesis: that Europe is abandoning…

Even fruitcakes and fascists are more popular than the flaccid centre

28 May 2016 9:00 am

A depression has settled on the Liddle household ever since Norbert Hofer narrowly failed in his bid to become the…

Coming to terms with Trump is like an early-stage cancer diagnosis

20 February 2016 9:00 am

A few nights ago, my missus and I were walking along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, minding our own business while…

How Hillary Clinton found her populist side (and why she’ll have to lose it)

18 April 2015 9:00 am

The centrist Democratic party bequeathed to President Barack Obama by Bill Clinton is not the one he will leave to…

Confusion, snobbery and Pegida – a letter from Dresden

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Sachsenschweine — Saxon pigs — said the graffiti as my train moved out of Berlin on its way to Dresden.…

Students at the Wartburg festival in October 1817, celebrating the tercentenary of the Reformation and the fourth anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig, cause panic in the courts of Europe

How a clumsy drummer started the 1848 revolutions

18 October 2014 9:00 am

There are hundreds of resounding ideas and shrewd precepts in Adam Zamoyski’s temperate yet splendidly provocative Phantom Terror. This is…

What Julius Caesar would have done about Nigel Farage

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Our politicians are desperately keen to turn the toast of the people, Nigel Farage, into toast himself. But is that…