Is There a Culture War Against Populism?

Is There a Culture War Against Populism?

3/2/18 by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Episode: https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/ideas-piv69i4e-20180302.mp3

Is it a positive wave or a troubling pattern? In this age of anxiety over joblessness and immigration, populist leaders in Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Sweden and the Philippines are tapping in. Is populism, as the 1960’s American historian Richard Hofstadter called it, “a paranoid style of politics”? Or is it what others describe as “the essence of democratic politics”?

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