Make America Debate Again: The Qualifying Round

September 29, 2016

In the first presidential debate, candidates failed to provide clues about possible political responses to any of the real questions about America’s future in the world. Judging from the results of the first “Super Bowl of presidential debates” it would appear that the following three...

The Winning Streak of Illiberal Populism

August 24, 2016

Illiberal populists all over the world are benefiting from three simultaneous backlashes. The history of political parties is rather boring. Not much has changed since the French Revolution, which produced the terms “Left” and “Right” to reflect where people sat in the National Assembly....

Vox Populi: The State of American Populism, Then and Now

November 04, 2014

The Tea Party and the Occupy Movement can be seen as contemporary examples of a long-standing American tradition of populist politics. Americans will head to the polls this week to cast votes for their chosen champions, as the long-awaited midterm elections finally arrive. In the run-up to the...