Direct some of their ire upward at the corporate elites and the “crappy” government for undermining o Critiques mainstream right-wing parties as too politically correct and inclusive You are not fighting for the real American’s o “The people” is narrower and more ethnically/religiously restrictive Direct some of their anger to the part on “the other” peeps who aren’t in this group Foreigners, immigrants o Civic nationalism: a people head together by common blood and skin color and by an inherited fitness for self-government 1882 Chinese exclusion act, 1920’s KKK, ww2 Japanese Internment camps Different about populism from anti-elite Hard core populist take it a step further Suggest they and only they represent “the people” o In doing so suggest everyone is illegitimate Which then suggest anyone who disagrees with them are not “real” are not the “peeps” are unpatriotic Anyone who disagrees with them is a traitor, is treasonous, is an enemy of the state. o This is Vladimir Putin o Define and overestimate this “huge gap” between the government and “the people” o Frame problems in extreme scenarios, which then call for extreme solutions that only they can provide Why is this happening right now? It has happened in the past In response to real grievances o Economic system that favors the rich too much o Fear of losing jobs to new immigrants o Politicians who are self-serving: citizens feel ignored or patronized o Widening inequality A populist magnifies this USA, Russia, and Philippines Globally Widening inequality, even in rich countries Mass movement of people (immigrants and refugees) International trade: trade pacts Globalization itself: international institutes and laws that “trump: sovereignty: multi-culturalism A sense of loss of control nationally and personally Populism: who is it?
More than you think o A rising tide of them in Europe o A rising movement in America: not the first time Significant strongmen popping up in other places
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- Fall '17
- Right-wing politics, Left-wing politics